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VOL. XXVI, NO. 24 BICOL REGION, PHILIPPINES JANUARY 20 - 26, 2019 P5.00

Serve the People: Evacuation, class


suspension ahead

New MNCCI head


of TD 'Amang'
By MAR SERRANO and city disaster councils to
be on alert and execute man-
LEGAZPI CITY --- The datory evacuation of residents
Albay Provincial Disaster in villages threatened by
By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY Risk Reduction and Man- flooding and landslides.
agement Office (PDRR- APSEMO data indicate
NAGA CITY --- MO) has ordered manda- that areas always hit by flood-
tory evacuation of a total of ing and landslide are the cities
Newly-sworn in Met-
80,234 residents in flood and of Legazpi, Tabaco and Ligao,
ro Naga Chamber of landslide-prone areas as and towns of Tiwi, Malinao,
Commerce and In- Tropical Depression Amang Bacacay Polangui, Libon, and
dustry (MNCCI), Inc. is expected to bring heavy Manito.
torrential rains Sunday Moreover, 242 villages are
President Ferdinand night. flood-prone areas while 99
“Dondon” Sia attrib- Albay Governor Al Fran- villages are landslide areas.
uted the chamber’s cis Bichara has likewise sus- The mandatory evacuation
pended tomorrow's classes in affected 58,614 families in
continued success to all levels in public and private flood-endangered villages and
the steadfast support schools as a disaster preemp- 21,620 in landslide-threatened
of this city govern- tive measure. villages.
Cedric Daep, Albay Public Daep said heavy torrential
ment, the business
Safety and Emergency Office rains are expected to hit the
sector and significant (APSEMO) chief, told the province until Monday.
stakeholders. Philippine News Agency in a Asked about the threats
As he assumed his sec- telephone interview that the of lahar flow, Daep said the
ond term as head of the said mandatory evacuation order dangers would depend on the
business organization, Sia MNCCI NEW BOARD JRM-PIAV/CAMARINES SUR
signed by Bichara took effect rainfall threshold which is
challenged the members of Newly-elected MNCCI, Inc. Board of Directors take oath durinng the General Membership at 9 a.m. 40mm per hour.
Meeting, Oath-taking of the Board of Directors and Induction of new members at the Avenue
the chamber, particularly its He said the PDRRMO ad- “Once the threshold has
Convention Plaza, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City on Jan.11, 2019.
Board of Directors (BODs) visory directed all 18 town (Turn to page 3)
not just to think on further- the needs of the people we tion of new members held on

Bicol-Visayas bridge eyed


ing their business interests serve, making breakthrough Jan. 11 at the Avenue Conven-
but also to serve as catalyst of innovations that move society tion Plaza.
change in uplifting the lives of forward- or towards a place Sia talked about pushing
the most- needy. where it has made an impact the chamber’s boundaries By SAMUEL TOLEDO will connect Bicol by land to event are known as the "Fil-
“As head of this organi- in many people’s lives,” Sia and measuring their success the Visayas is already includ- Chinese bloc" given their
zation, I challenge each and said during the General Mem- not only by profits but by the LEGAZPI CITY -- For- ed in the list of projects of the Filipino-Chinese roots. In his
every member, that we take bership meeting and Oath tak- number of people whose lives mer Special Assistant to the Bicol Regional Development speech, Duterte noted that he
on programs that respond to ing of the BODs and induc- President and senatorial can- Council (RDC). himself has Chinese blood.
(Turn to page 5)
didate Christopher Lawrence Meanwhile, several pro- Following Duterte’s greet-

‘Usman’ relief continues in Albay


“Bong” Go will push for the vincial governors have ing, Kho bared his alliance
construction of a bridge that pledged to make Go the num- with fellow leaders to support
will link Matnog, Sorsogon to ber one senatorial candidate Go's senatorial bid. Kho then
Alen, Samar, should he make in their respective provinces called his peers to join him in
By SALVACION ALTEA-ATENTO in Albay during the rampage it to the Senate. in the coming midterm elec- raising the hands of the for-
of TD Usman, experienced se- “Yes, I will include that in tions. mer presidential assistant to
LEGAZPI CITY --- Re- (DSWD) field office V, a total vere landslides and flooding,” my priority projects should I President Rodrigo Duterte display their unity in support
lief operations and provi- of 278 families or 1,131 per- Albay Governor Al Francis C. be given the chance to serve and his former aide attended of his bid for the Senate.
sion of basic services are sons were displaced by Us- Bichara said. the people as legislator,” Go the birthday celebration of “Siyempre po, honored
ongoing for the families and man in the province of Albay. As reported by the Office said during his recent visit to Masbate Governor Antonio po ako sa suportang ipinakita
individuals displaced by Of these numbers, 248 fami- of the Civil Defense for Bicol, Legazpi City. T. Kho held at the Kalasangan ninyo. Nakakataba ng puso at
tropical depression Usman. lies and 1,000 individuals are Tiwi recorded the highest ca- The absence of a connect- Farm in Cataingan, Masbate nakaka-inspire na mas mapa-
ing infrastructure between last January 10. ganda pa ang serbisyo natin
Based on the latest report from the municipality of Tiwi. sualties in Albay, of which 14
Bicol and Visayas results in Among those who pledged sa tao. Wala po kaming ibang
of the Department of Social “The Municipality of Tiwi, were dead, three missing and their support for Go were
delayed transport of goods, hangarin kung hindi ang ka-
Welfare and Development one of the hardest hit localities 12 injured. particularly during bad weath- Northern Samar Governor butihan ng ating kapwa Pilipi-
Bichara has ordered the er. Jose Ong Jr., Catanduanes no (I am honored for the sup-
evacuation of residents in ba- “I was told that vehicles Governor Joseph Cua, Sor- (Turn to page 5)
rangay Maynonong, Tiwi Al- transporting passengers and sogon Governor Robert Lee
bay after the Mines and Geo- carrying goods, as well as Rodrigueza, Mayor Vicente
sciences Bureau discovered construction materials are Limpiado of Tagapul-an,
cracks in the area. stranded at the Matnog Port, Western Samar who repre-
On the other hand, the De- or the Alen Port when bad sented Western Samar Gover-
partment of Health (DOH) weather, or a typhoon signal nor Sharee Ann Tan, and Kho
and other partner agencies is prevailing in Bicol or in the himself. Also in attendance
in the province have also Visayas,” Go said. and committed support for
streamlined its health services When the delay lasts a Go was former Sulu governor
to address the basic needs and week or longer, millions of Abdusakur Tan who is seek-
uplift the health status of the pesos worth of perishable ing the same post this year.
goods are wasted, resulting After Kho’s speech, Presi-
displaced individuals.
not only in losses -- both in dent Rodrigo Duterte gave
“The DOH is actively in-
ALBAY RELIEF CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
volved in the efforts to address
terms of profits and invested a few words and greeted the
Residents of Tiwi, Albay receive free medicines from the money, he noted. birthday celebrant.
medical mission organized by their provincial government. (Turn to page 3) The proposed bridge that The officials present in the
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BIKOL REPORTER OPINION JANUARY 20 - 26, 2019

EDITORIAL Election Season OPINIONS


UNLIMITED
SUFFER YE LITTLE is Here Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN

CHILDREN (Atty. APA – chairs Acyatan & Co.,


CPAs-DFK International – is past chair
remedy the situation reportedly caused
by careless (or dishonest) dealers who
became popular with his monicker
“Mr. Palengke”. The solid Bicol and
of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA stock the lambanog in plastic containers Western Visayan votes can lead Mar
At the Lower House, our honorable past president and Hall-of-Famer, which are displayed under the sun! again among the topnotchers – same
representatives want to lower what is called the and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement Properly supervised – lambanog as what he did several election peri-
minimum age of criminal responsibility or MACR Awardee). making can be most simple and safe. ods ago!
GUN BAN As the campaign period The brew comes from coconut “tuba” OPPOSITION – MONEYLESS?:
of children to 9 years.
for national elcctive offices starts – there which can either be made into natural Running against the well-financed
At the Senate, they raise it to 12. are many prohibitions and policies that vinegar, or with additional processing, bets of DU30 isn’t fun, since the bets
ths Commission on Elections is impos- into lambanog. During my younger of the opposition appear to be short
Both proposals depart from the provision of ing. Among these is the ban on carry- days, as a labor leader, my friends mar- of funds! As crunchtime nears – the
R.A. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare ing firearms outside residence (includ- vel at my capacity to drink lambanog. administration bets – even as early as
System Act of 2006 which pegged the MACR at ing aboard vehicles). Everyone should No overnight headache which is normal now – will dominate ads and all forms
respecr the ban – even as citizens must when we overdrink imported whiskies of media. Leaders in the surveys are
15. know what to do when passing through or brandy. Thank God, I stopped drink- mostly females. We are batting our
Both clearly sees the liability of the child even a checkpoint. Remember – you have ing when I became a bank executive at small voice for mediaman Jiggy Mani-
the right to stay inside your vehicle and at young age – wisely shifting to “social cad, native of San Pablo City. We
at these age of minority. pray the Southern Luzon votes will
you need not open your car windows. drinking”.,
The proponents argue that the issue of The gun ban covers even those fire- ECONOMIST NEEDED: While support this well-informed, indepen-
arm holders with Special Permit to Carry Malacanang is reaping laurels in its an- dent-minded candidate.
minority has in fact become an escape hatch for
their guns outside residence. The ban ti-corruption and drugs campaigns, our There is now a survey among se-
children in conflict with the law to evade liability. will last up to June 30, 2019 – or evenaf- economy remains at the mercy of global nior citizens being continually con-
ter the elections ar over. This is a proper trade and developments particularly ducted by former Bicol senator Eddie
These, they said make them easy victims
precaution to avoid criminalities during cost of fuel. We also suffer from both Ilarde - of candidates that they are
of syndicates who exploit them in committing and even after the actual campaign. excess or shortfall in harvests with our NOT voting for . First in that negative
crimes like drug pushing and even murder. We should also support COMELEC and leaders over-relying on imports even of list are bets whose back-ups are the
its deputies to oversee and avoid can- basic commodities. Clearly – despite administration leaders – led by Pres.
Opponents of the proposal on the other hand didates’ use of armed bands which are the braggings of Pres. DU30 in his anti- DU30. Visibly they are relying on the
say that the children only account for little less normally the source of disturbances and criminality campaign, our economic current popularity of the president and
than 2% of the crime volume in the country, with election crimes. strides remain lacking in clear-cut direc- the wealth that goes with it. Others
most of them petty crimes like thief which are LAMBANOG SALES: My Quezon tions. being shunned upon are those within
connected with poverty. comprovincianos used to expect high We need economists and financial the family dynasty, and senators run-
sales of lambanog (coconut wine) during experts in the Senate. The best bet ning for reelection who were indicted
They add that children within those ages are the campaign period. Lambanog is the is former presidential candidate Mar for involvement in the NAPOLES
still within the formative stage of their mental cheaper choice of drinks in campaign Roxas (second placer to our incumbent scams.
and psychological maturation. Hauling them to sorties. But with the many deaths due to president). If only all those who voted PROVERB: Heaviness in the
prison is tantamount to sending them to a crime lambanog drinking publicized recently – for him as “losing” president will vote hearts of men makes them stoop, but
costlier, branded alcoholic drinks are the for him this time as senator – surely he a good word received makes them
school, which is diametrically opposed to the alternatives. Our government should can work wonders in the Senate. He glad.
principle of restorative justice.
As it is, Congress appears bent on lowering
the MACR, in obvious obeisance to the wish of There is petition for disqualification FROM MY
the President. of Ernesto “Noy” Magtoto and Who WINDOW
Their solution to a complex problem like is Arnie Fuentebella? NENITA FUENTEBELLA PEÑONES
juvenile offense seems to be simplistic, a
penology matter without consideration of the The election campaign period started The Villafuerte-Magtoto brothers are his ties, CamSur Chapter Presidential
sociological effects of economic and societal Jan. 13, 2019 and for the purpose of uncles. Adviser National Executive Commit-
inequity. public information to help the electorate **** tee. The following are the awards
study the qualifications, official and per- Since I am from Partido, I will begin he received as mayor of Tigaon:
An old legend in Iriga tells of older people sonal record of candidates, I am hereby with the fourth district first: I learned that 2011-Sandugo Outstanding Local
overexploiting the water from the spring of a writing the following: there is a petition for disqualification Government Executive award, Seal
giant, contrary to what the latter told them about There are four Villafuertes running for of Ernesto “Noy” Magtoto filed in the of Good Housekeeping Bronze; 2012-
its use. congressmen in four different districts of Comelec Manila for lack of residence. Seal of Good Housekeeping Silver;
the province: Luis R. Villafuerte, in the Bryan Arnold “Arnie” B. Fuentebella 2013-National Quality Corn Achiev-
In retaliation, the giant like the Pied Piper of third district, Luis Raymond known as is the son of former House Speaker and ers Award, Provincial Quality Corn
Hamelin, summoned and led with his irresistible L-Ray is running in the second district. incumbent Congressman Noli P. Fuen- Achievers Award, 1st LGU Tabang sa
power all the children of the village towards a Ernesto Noy Villafuerte Magtoto in the tebella of Tigaon, CamSur and Evelyn Negosyo Award Silver; 2014-National
fourth district and Rene Villafuerte Mag- Buquid of Bato, CamSur, daughter of Corn Achievers Award, Seal of Good
mountain where a giant whirlpool of a cloud toto as a partylist candidate of the “Bicol former Board Member and former may- Financial Housekeeping; 2015-Bicol
sucked them in. Saro”, the political party founded by the or Nahil Buquid. Arnie is a grandson of Corn Quality Award, Ranked 9 Over-
late Naga City Mayor Monico Imperial. former governor Felix A. Fuentebella of all Government Efficiency National
When all the children had been swallowed by Tigaon and Rita Palma of Goa, Cam-
They are all related to one another. Luis Level, Ranked 10 Over-all on National
the whirlpool, it began to rain, the very first rain. is the father of L-Ray, Noy Magtoto is the Sur. He is “Aki kan Partido.” Competitiveness Index 3 to 4 years,
son of Purita “Pudit’ Villafuerte, who is Arnie B. Fuentebella studied elemen- LGU given by National Competitive-
In this current game of legalese, our lawmakers
the sister of Luis. Same with Rene Vil- tary and high school at the Ateneo de ness Council of the Philippines.
are playing the giant who will make the children lafuerte Magtoto is the son of Purita “Pu- Manila and his Bachelor of Arts in Phi- All these show what kind of public
suffer while they let septuagenarian plunderers dit”, sister of Luis who ran for Naga City losophy at University of the Philippines, servant Arnie Fuentebella is. Dedi-
out of jail. mayor but lost to Jesse Robredo. Diliman, Q.C. He was mayor of Tigaon cated and with efficiency and integrity.
Gov. Migz Villafuerte, is the son of L- for three terms. In 2013, he was elected That’s Arnie Fuentebella, candidate for
Ray and the grandson of Luis Villafuerte. president of the League of Municipali- Congressman of the Fourth District.

Eksaktong Edukasyon sa Dekalidad na Buhay


By DR. JINKY A. VILLAREAL
Education Program Supervisor

It does not come as a surprise any more to hear even chil- Primarily, entails forging. Education begins at home and
dren in their very young age and living in the most dire situa- the teacher, however, comes in a handy as a strong support
tion and in residing in very remote areas would say they like in a handy. The child is likened to a metal which needs to be
to finish their studies and be provided with a better life. We a desired shape. The home but the teacher where the child
become sympathetic when a child living a miserable life and spends more time in school “forge” the child. It takes a big
whose parents could hardly feed him three square meals a heart to shape little minds, so it is said.
day would declare without batting an eyelash that he wants Welding comes next. This means joining together unre-
to be a doctor and help his parents and himself have a bright lated events or subjects that cause them to be cohesive and
future. produce a brilliant mind. This is a challenge to teachers who
What then is the one most important purpose of education must look closely into his pupils learning and impose some
but to provide a quality life in the future and not just for him- kind of discipline for them to the right education or eksaktong
self but for his family and subsequently contribute to national edukasyon” and needless. lead the learner the bright future
development. that lies ahead.
There are several ways that right education, call it exact, Finishing comes in. The ultimate purpose of education is
can be attained and the teacher plays a big and important role to share what the child has learned to the world, the willing-
in shaping the students to achieve a “delalidad na buhay.”: (Turn to page 4)

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Farmers get help from City Agricultural Office Classroom Code
[Standards of Social Behavior for
By JASON B. NEOLA crops. is too much rain,” says Bong- Naga.
Ma. Edna Bongalonta, alonta who said that they are The city agriculturist, Teachers and Students]
At least 850 families in head of the City Agriculture helping also the farmers to however, deplored the appar- By TERESITA O. BORROMEO
the city’s 10 farming ba- Office, said about P10-M get some assistance from the ent no-care attitude by ba- Sagrada Elementary School, Bato District
rangays are being extended worth of corn, rice and veg- Department of Agriculture rangay kagawads, especially
with help by the agriculture etables have gone to waste (DA) in so far as rehabilita- • NEVER ASSUME. Before proceeding to class, make it
those who chair the commit-
office of the city govern- when the tropical depression tion of the affected farmland a point to remind yourself to avoid making assumptions about
tees on agriculture “for not your students, assumptions about your fellow teachers or
ment of Naga to receive brought continuous rains in is concerned. lifting a finger to help the assumptions about other people you may get in contact with.
their indemnities from the Bicol Region last December The office of the city farmers in coming up with Any number of positive or negative things could happening I
Philippine Crop Insurance 28-29, last year. agriculturist has recorded reports on the extent of dam- one’s life, which could be the cause of one’s mood. It’s helpful
Corporation (PCIC) after “Damage on crops can al- 1,613.54 hectares of cropland age as required by DA and for you to remember that just as high achieving student can
“Usman” ravaged their ways be expected when there which were heavily affected PCIC.” have faults, a student who commonly causes trouble in the
by the continuous rains that “They [kagawads who classroom can also have moments where their strengths can
‘USMAN’ RELIEF CONTINUES . . . lasted for 2 days. chair the committees on ag- shine. Not assuming that a student will always act in certain
She said that aside from riculture in barangay coun- ways give space for everyone to learn from their mistakes.
the need for medical services, cilitating the provision of finan- DA and PCIC, the farmers cils] should assist the farmers • LET THE QUESTIONS BE ASKED. Neither teachers nor
safe drinking water and sanitary cial assistance to those families students are mind reader. So that you may all understand each
are planning to seek assis- in the preparation of reports
toilet facilities. No one must be with death and injury,” DSWD other properly, it is better to inquire than to arrive at conclusions
tance from the city govern- since it is their responsibility
ill. If there is inevitable illness, Regional Director Arnel Garcia without the benefit of enough information. If the students don’t
ment thru the Independent aside from being in the areas
there are deployed teams to pro- said. understand something, it is their responsibility to make this
Component City Agriculture as community officials,” she
vide check-ups for the pregnant, DSWD will provide up to and Fishery Council (IC- known before an assignment is due or before moving to the next
said.
elderly and children," DOH Re- P5,000 in instant cash as part CAFC). lesson. It is also your responsibility to create an environment
The farmers were required that allows your students to raise whatever questions concerns
gional Officer in Charge Ernie of the DSWD’s assistance to The city government pro- to formally send their reports they may have.
Vera said. individuals in crisis situation vides loan assistance to local to PCIC and DA within 10 • LISTEN. We ask our students to pay attention and listen
Vera said the DOH's mental (AICS). AICS is a social safety farmers by way of its SARIG days immediately after a whenever we’re talking in class. Similarly, when our students are
health and psychological sup- net or a stop-gap mechanism to Naga program, an acronym calamity left the Philippine talking-whether they’re speaking their mind about something or
port team has been deployed support the recovery of individ- for Sustainable Agriculture area of responsibility (PAR). simply reciting-we should give them our attention and listen.
to provide psychological first uals and families from unexpect- for Rural Income Growth in -CEPPIO Explain to them that listening is both reciprocal and rewarding-if
aid to eight individuals and ed crisis such as illness or death students listen respectfully to each other and to you, then it will
three families in Tiwi, Albay of a family member, natural and be easier for you to understand and be much more receptive to
who survived the massive land- man-made calamities, and other their concerns or ideas.
slides. dire situations. • SUPPORT EACH OTHER’S HAPPINESS. The whole
The DOH in Bicol allocated Albay province was declared point of the following standards for behavior is to maintain
over P6-million worth of relief under state of calamity on De- a positive atmosphere and to uphold pleasant relations in
goods which were distributed cember 30, 2018. -PIA5/Albay general. Remind everyone is like a family, class should be
in Albay, Sorsogon and Cama- made up of individuals who look after and support each other.
When everyone’s happy, the more engaged everyone will be.
rines Sur. EVACUATION . . . • RESPECT PERSONAL SPACE. Respecting other
Meanwhile, the social work-
reached 40mm, evacuation people’s personal space goes a long way towards maintaining
ers of the Department of So-
would be declared,” he said. good relations. Let your student understand that acts like
cial Welfare and Development
(DSWD)-Bicol are currently Daep cited that on Satur- touching other people or using other people’s belongings
day in Guinobatan town, the without their permission serve as an invasion of personal space.
conducting interview, assess- • STAY SEATED UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED.
ment and payout to the families MDRRMO enforced manda-
Remind your students that it’s important to maintain in the
with dead or injured members. tory evacuation to hundreds classroom not just for the benefit of others but also for their
Atty. Nelson Legacion and Councilor Elmer Baldemoro, SP
“Though we have noted the of families living near river Chairman on PWD Affairs led the conduct of PWD Barangay own. Just as well, if you have to step out of the class, don’t just
increase in evacuation center channels along the slopes of Assembly & Orientation, Wheelchair distribution and Release leave without telling your students that you’ll be going outside
decampment, we are also fa- Mayon Volcano. -PNA of PDAO Identification Cards in Barangay Penafrancia. (Turn to page 4)
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signage:CEBUPACIFIC4730777 worthwhile. Consider the school a pleasant work place each the school. Develop sound values in yourself that are worth
look for: ANN/BELLE/HANNAH/MABEL/NICA member of the staff a pleasant person to work with, and each emulating. Upgrade your competencies as a teacher and as a
pupil a pleasant individual to work for. There may be problems leader. Take time out to make yourself presentable and feel the
or trials that come your way, but take them as a challenges sense of well-being and self-confidence to face anything and
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT and as spices of your life and career. Face them squarely and anyone, anytime.
OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE count them as a source of enriching experiences that would 9. Simply love your work. If you love your work you will
enhance growth and development.
GREGORIA AQUINO BRITANICO 2. Have a clear vision of what you want your school to
feel as if you are never working and you never will. Never think
of it in terms of economic gain or a means of making a name.
be. Set and crystalize your objectives, know where to start and If you have that attitude, all hardships encountered don’t seem
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ROXAS is the sister and the only surviving heir of 3. Be conscientious in your work. Be punctual. Budget fulfillment and satisfaction.
the late GREGORIA AQUINO BRITANICO, who your work, money, and time wisely. Don’t put off for tomorrow 10. Have faith in God. Offer everything to Him, your cares,
what you can do now to avoid backlogs. Work to the best of your joys, your troubles, and all. Believe that He will surely lead
died in Naga City on November 3, 1998; without your ability, guided by the prevailing rules and regulations. the way to success, Don’t forget to praise Him and thank Him
any Will or testament and and no outstanding Know what, when, to whom, and how to delegate duties and for all the myriad blessings bestowed to us.
debts left parcel of land situated at Brgy. Tinago, responsibilities.
4. Be concerned with pupils. Know their needs, problems,
Naga City, with TCT No. 3400, containing an
area of 279 square meters more or less, as
interests, attitudes, and capabilities. Take time to see them and
talk to them in and out of their classrooms, once in a while, SUNDAY GOSPEL
acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Antonio maybe while you are conducting oral reading tests, during
A. Villanueva, Doc. No. 601, Page No. 121, Book recess time or during school ground improvement activities. Do
something to meet their needs, solve problems and enhance Gospel: Luke 2:41-52
No. 45, Series of 2018. their good attitudes, interests, skills, and abilities. Every year, the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem
5. Be concerned with your teachers’ welfare. The for the Feast of the Passover, as was customary. And
teachers are your indispensable work-partner4s. They help when Jesus was twelve years old, he went up with them,
BIKOL REPORTER according to the custom of this feast. After the festival
you make or unmake your school. Know them well, know their
Published: January 13, 20 and 27, 2019 plights. Learn about their cares of the world, what make them was over, they returned, but the boy Jesus remained in
satisfied or disgruntled, what make them happy and sad. Take Jerusalem; and his parents did not know it.They assumed
time to talk to them not only in your capacity as their boss, that he was in their group of travelers, and, after walking
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE but also as a colleague and as a friend. Be fair to everyone. the whole day, they looked for him among their relatives
Don’t play favorites. Reward only the deserving ones. Inspire and friends. As they did not find him, they went back to
WITH WAIVER everybody to grow personally and professionally. Make yourself Jerusalem, searching for him; and, on the third day, they
Notice is hereby given that the named parties are visible and available to your staff. Be ready to extend a helping found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers,
the surviving heirs being the wife and children of the hand to whoever and whenever needed. Work with them hand listening to them and asking questions.
late FRANCISCO L. BRIONES who died intestate and hand. Assist them and keep on monitoring their progress. And all the people were amazed at his understanding
on February 12, 2011 at Naga City, Camarines Sur, Be generous with praise and commendations to those who and his answers.His parents were very surprised when
with no known debts of obligation that may be charge really deserve. they saw him; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have
6. Be concerned with your school development. Do you done this to us? Your father and I were very worried
against his estate; left parcels of land situated in your best to make your school safe, beautiful, comfortable, and while searching for you.” Then he said to them, “Why were
Calabanga, Camarines Sur ; the parties all of legal conducive to learning, where pupils are developed into well- you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my
ages hereby divide, partition and adjudicate unto rounded individuals who will become assets to society. Father’s house?” But they did not understand this answer.
themselves in equal shares the described property; 7. Work well with your superiors, your pupils’ parents, Jesus went down with them, returning to Nazareth, and
that the mentioned heirs do hereby WAIVE, CONVEY he continued to be obedient to them. As for his mother,
and TRANSFER unto their mother MARILOU D. CLASSROOM CODE . . . she kept all these things in heart.And Jesus increased in
BRIONES, her heirs and assigns, their shares in the the classroom for few minutes and giving relevant instructions. wisdom and age, and in divine and humanfavor.
subject property; as acknowledged before Notary • ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST. Doing one’s best does not Lectio Divina
necessarily mean achieving the highest grades, but having a Read: Isaiah proclaims news of great joy: a child
Public Atty. P. R. Perfecto, Doc. Number 651, Page
sense of purpose and an earnest intention upon entering the is born, whose name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty
No. 131, Book No. 28, Series of 2017. God, Ever­lasting Father, Prince of Peace. St. Paul adds
classroom towards making an effort to learn and understand
BIKOL REPORTER another name for this child: he is Jesus the Christ, by
what you are teaching. And just as you ask that they do their
Published: January 13, 20 and 27, 2019 best, so should you undertake the necessary effort to make whom and in whom we are all made adopted sons and
sure that you are also doing your best in teaching them. daughters of the Father. Even as a child, Jesus himself
• OUTLINE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR WHEN RULES acknowledges his true Father.
EKSAKTONG EDUKASYON . . . ARE BROKEN. It is important that students get to understand Reflect: Loving parents watch out for and protect their
ness to learn is manifest here. This means bringing to its the consequences of their actions beyond the threat of children. But there comes a time when children must find
end or completing the child study to a finish and causing the punishment-for that matter, it is good to remember that the their own way. As we grow up, we cling to what is safe and
defeat of whatever may come his way. non-coercive, child friendly classroom frowns at punishment, familiar. But at a certain time, we must let go, and heed
Forging, welding and finishing. The child like a metal is especially as a means to model behavior. When they break the
what the Father is calling is to do and be. We must seek
shaped to what he must be in the future and education be- the teachers and guides who can answer our deepest
rules, especially if it’s the first time, talk it out with your students.
comes the tool towards this end. The challenge for the teach- questions. As we grow in wisdom and age, we must seek
Have them identify what they did wrong and explain why they
er to see the learner through from the start until the learner out the answers that will guide our way.
did it and how they can ensure that it won’t happen again.
ends his study treading a right direction and rightly so, he Pray: Let us care for the Holy Child, trusting that He
• BE CONSISTENT. Rules are rules, make sure that
can look forward to a quality life with head high. will guide us to the Father’s house.
everyone is aware of the rules of behavior in your classroom
Act: Where do we find the Father’s house? What ques­
Here, the teacher can raise his hand in triple high fives and that they apply to everyone-including yourself. As such, tions do we have? What answers do we seek?
because he has shaped his learner providing him with that make sure that you show to your students that you’re also – CLARETIAN COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION, INC.
dekalidad na buhay caused by eksaktong edukasyon. following the rules.
JANUARY 20 - 26, 2019 BIKOL REPORTER 5
SERVE THE PEOPLE: NEW MNCCI HEAD . . . NAGA’S CENTRAL BUS STATION . . . as occupants of loading bays
and being provided with pay-
have improved because of the transactions with city hall cou- ment (APAD)-Philippines. note that the healthy relationship monthly expenditures that went ing passengers, the facility has
noble role that their organiza- pled with a strong partnership As a pioneering member, between the management of the to the salary and wages of the more than 60 employees who
tion has played. with a very cooperative and MNCCI, Inc. is now being city-owned enterprise and the city government employees de- draw their salaries right here
City Mayor John Bongat, public-spirited business com- looked up to by other A-PAD stakeholders has led to the effec- tailed at the terminal and the ex- and some 50 former scaven-
who has openly declared his munity,” Bongat said as he ad- regional platforms in terms of tive management and operation penses on the maintenance and gers from Balatas dumpsite
unwavering support to MNC- dressed the attendees. organized disaster response of the terminal that resulted in improvements of the facilities who are now working with
CI, Inc., also said his piece why Sia boasts of the many part- and effective alliance with efficient collection of monthly and other disbursements. us to maintain the cleanli-
Naga persists to lead in terms nerships that the chamber has other partners such as Metro bill from tenants, easy imple- “But it is not all about ness at the terminal. We also
of fiscal stability and continues engaged in during his first term Naga Development Council mentation of new terminal fees money,” Reforsado said as he have here about 300 informal
to get the support of giant eco- and committed to sustain this (MNDC), Philippine Informa- and other charges. revealed to this reporter the ful- workers who earn their decent
nomic players. collaboration this year. tion Agency (PIA)-Camarines In its revenue management fillment he felt for being able income as vendors, store atten-
“"The reason why Naga Aside from working with Sur, Kapisanan ng mga Brod- highlights, the briefer showed to help several hundreds of dants, porters, utility workers,
continues to dominate the eco- the academe as they opened kaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Ta- the facility earned in 2018 an families who earn for a living or and dispatchers,” he said.
nomic landscape in Bicol is the chamber’s doors to students bang Bikol, and donors like average gross income every pursue their entrepreneurial and The customer-friendly
simple: ease of doing business for exposure and training , the Bigg’s Inc. and Atlantic Bakery, month of P4,185,751.11 or an livelihood undertakings inside bus station which is installed
institutionalized by a dedicated newly sworn-in president also among others. average monthly net income of the terminal. with free Wi-Fi, will soon be
local government team, marked made mention of its continued MNCCI, Inc and A-PAD P2,470,673.82. “Aside from the drivers equipped with free drinking wa-
by transparent and above board partnership with Asia Pacific Phils forged their partnership in The facility recorded around and conductors of buses that ter corners and cellphone charg-
permitting procedures and Alliance for Disaster Manage- 2015. -PIAV P1,715,077.29 as its average we are accommodating here ing area.

BICOL-VISAYAS BRIDGE EYED . . . efits for senior citizens.


“Tuloy-tuloy lang po ang
port that you have shown. It's Go said if elected to the pagtulong ko kay Pangulong
overwhelming and inspiring Senate, he would his pro- Duterte at sa kapwa Pilipino.
that we are giving our people grams would focus on ag- Kahit ano naman po mangyari
good service. We only want riculture, anti-illegal drugs at kung san man tayo dalhin
the best for our fellow Filipi- and anti-criminality drive, ng tadhana, habang buhay
nos)," Go said in response. anti-corruption drive, hous- ako magsisilbi at magbibigay
“Asahan ninyo, hindi ko ing, improved health service serbisyo sa inyo,” (I will con-
kayo bibiguin. Lagi ko ngang delivery, education, long-term tinue helping the President
sinasabi: ako ang magiging sports development, localized and fellow Filipinos. What-
tulay niyo sa Pangulo (Rest peace talks, fire safety and ever happens and wherever
assured, I will not fail you. prevention, creation of a De- destiny leads us, for as long
As I always say, I will be your partment of OFWs (overseas as I live, I will serve and help
bridge to the President),” he Filipino workers), barangay each and every Filipino)," he
added. welfare, and improved ben- said. -PNA

FOR DECEMBER
NAME OF DECEASED DATE OF INTERMENT

AURORA B. ENTERIA DECEMBER 2, 2018


MERLINA B. MOLINA DECEMBER 6, 2018
ALBERTO P. MOLINA JR. DECEMBER 6, 2018
DELIA T. SAN JUAN DECEMBER 6, 2018
JUANA T. SAN ANDRES DECEMBER 6, 2018
ANTONIO F. FUENZALIDA DECEMBER 9, 2018
MARIA M. FUENZALIDA DECEMBER 9, 2018
RONALD G. ARTUZ DECEMBER 8, 2018
JUAN P. OLLETA DECEMBER 14, 2018
ARLES E. PERPETUA DECEMBER 21, 2018
FELICITA D. SERILLANO DECEMBER 19, 2018
MELCHOR T. MASAGCA DECEMBER 18, 2018
TERESITA A. BAUTISTA DECEMBER 20, 2018
BUEN M. SOTERO DECEMBER 28, 2018
CARLO M. JALLORES DECEMBER 22, 2018
ARIEL NERI DECEMBER 27, 2018
RUBEN NERI DECEMBER 27, 2018
SENEN NERI DECEMBER 27, 2018
RODOLFO O. INTIA DECEMBER 28, 2018
LORENZO Y. PEÑAVERDE DECEMBER 29, 2018
CONSOLACION B. ADIE DECEMBER 28, 2018
EDUARDO I. IMPERIAL DECEMBER 28, 2018
VALENTINO S. NASAYAO DECEMBER 30, 2018
ELISEO B. TAN DECEMBER 31, 2018
Naga’s Central Bus Station
nets P50.2 Million in 2018
By JASON B. NEOLA families. private firm for 13 years. results from our friendly ap-
That observation can be The report also disclosed in proaches with all types of stake-
NAGA CITY — It is not gleaned from the financial per- its summary of activities and ac- holders. One example of these
just about how much the Bicol formance report recently sub- complishments the strategies ad- results is the increasing number
Central Station earns for the mitted by the operators of the opted by the management with of bus companies patronizing
city but how the local econom- local economic enterprise to different stakeholders from bus the services of the Bicol Central
ic enterprise operates while Mayor John G. Bongat, which drivers to conductors to stall- Station,” says Roderick Refor-
helping to promote the welfare manifests the facility’s robust holders and vendors to utility sado, the transport facility’s op-
and well-being of Nagueño fiscal positioning. workers with whom it also con- erations manager.
PAGE 6 JANUARY 20 - 26, 2019 The facility achieved a total ducts regular consultative meet- Other than the BCS’s fiscal

SM Foundation opens scholarship


revenue of P50,229,013.37 for ings that allowed both parties to gains, which were highlighted
year 2018 – a far cry from its maintain each other’s high-trust by its total revenue of P50.2-M
situation 18 years ago when it relationship. for 2018, it is also interesting to

applications for 2019-2020 was under the management of a “We achieved many good (Turn to page 5)

gineering and education with


full tuition, monthly allow-
ance, part-time job opportu-
nities during semestral and
Christmas breaks, exclusive
job offers with the SM group
upon graduation, and other
fun-filled activities and en-
richment programs.
Application period is on-
going until Jan. 31, and after
which applications will be
evaluated and SM Founda-
tion will come up with a list
of qualified applicants who
can proceed to take the writ-
ten examination and go on to
further screening. One may BENCHMARKING
Operations Manager Roderick Reforsado shares the best practices at the Bicol Central Station
visit the SM Supermalls ad-
with key employees of LGU Antipolo. The benchmarking activity, which was conducted on
ministration office for inqui- October 26, last year, allowed the visitors, who manage the operations of the City Mall of
ries or SM Foundation Face- Antipolo, to learn the policies, programs, strategies, and projects being implemented in BCS,
book page for more details. a local economic enterprise of LGU Naga. BCS PHOTO.
SM Foundation is now eas: Luzon—National Capi-

Fund Delay halts health workers posting


accepting applications for tal Region, Albay, Batangas,
its scholarship program Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan,
for academic year 2019- Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isa-
2020. Online application is bela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, By MAR SERRANO deployed to various towns ers hired as job contract. day.
available through the SM Palawan, Pampanga, Panga- in the region, would have to He said the monthly salary When asked about the ef-
Foundation website www. sinan, Quezon, Rizal, Tar- LEGAZPI CITY -- The temporarily stop working un- rate of these health workers fect of the issue to the deliv-
Department of Health (DOH) til the funds are released. ranges from PHP20,000 to ery of health services, Vera
sm-foundation.org where a lac, and Zambales; Visayas- said with the current situation,
has put on hold the deploy- Vera said the delay in the PHP31,000.
list of partner colleges and Capiz—Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte ment of thousands of health release of funds has prompted Vera said they have already the agency would not be able
universities are available. and Negros Occidental; and workers to various towns and the office to issue an advisory, communicated with the DOH to augment the needed health
Qualified to apply for Mindanao—Agusan del villages in Bicol due to the informing health workers that central office, requesting to service given by the agency to
the college scholarship pro- Norte, Davao del Sur, Misa- delay in the release of funds their deployment has been put fast-track the release of funds. various town health units.
gram are public and private mis Oriental, South Cotabato intended for their salaries on hold until the first quarter “So far, what we have been He said the situation could
high school graduates with and Zamboanga del Sur. since December, an official budget for their salaries is re- able to pay (were) their sala- be the effect of the impasse in
here said Friday. leased. ries for November. We will the approval of the PHP3.7
Department of Education The SM Foundation schol- trillion funds under the 2019
Ernie Vera, DOH 5 (Bicol) In a phone interview, Vera be lifting this notice until the
vouchers after completing ars will enjoy their choice of acting director, said at least said DOH-5 is spending about funds are released,” Vera said, National Expenditures Pro-
Grade 10 from public schools specialization in accounting, 1,000 health workers, com- PHP70 million a month for noting that the halt in the de- gram still pending in Con-
in the following covered ar- information technology, en- posed of nurses and midwives salaries of 1,000 health work- ployment began last Wednes- gress. -PNA

Widow replaces husband in mayoral race


By MAR SERRANO after the death of her hus- considering its unstable peace
band,” he said. and order situation due to in-
DARAGA, Albay -- Gertie Batocabe, when asked tense political rivalries that
Batocabe, the wife of the late how the replacement process could affect the conduct of
Ako Bicol Party List Rep. Ro- would affect the upcoming lo- the May 13 national and local
del Batocabe, has been named cal election, said, “A vote for elections.
the official replacement of her Rodel or Batocabe will be a The move is to ensure pub-
slain husband in the upcom- vote for Gertie. Anybody who lic safety during the balloting,
ing mayoral race here, Dennis votes in the name of Rodel the poll body said.
Batocabe, the solon’s older would be counted”. Romeo Serrano, Comelec
brother, said. He said they would co- Assistant Director and Albay
Batocabe, in an interview ordinate with the Commis- Provincial Election Supervi-
on Thursday, said their fam- sion on Elections (Comelec) sor, on Wednesday said the
BATOCABE
ily decided to field Gertie as for further guidance on what Comelec en banc issued Res- WATER DISTRIBUTION
the official candidate to take here last December 22. election-related policies and Camarines Sur Gov. Migz Villafuerte ordered the distribution
olution 10479 on January 15
of clean water to Barangay Sagrada in Buhi, Ombao Polpog in
the place of her husband, who “We will officially declare measures should be followed. after taking into account the Bula, and Salvacion Que Gatos in Nabua to residents who had
was gunned down during a her (Gertie) as the replace- The Commission on Elec- recommendation of Comelec- a hard time sourcing for clean water after the onslaught of TD
gift-giving event in Barangay ment soon after she arrives tions (Comelec) has placed Bicol to place the town under Usman in the last days of 2018. jmts/rbmjr/mmec011619 with
Burgos in a remote village home in time for the 40th day this town under its control, its control. -PNA photos from fb_GovMigzVillafuerte

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