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Yap urges CSSAC graduates: Be entrepreneurs

Calabanga, Camarines Sur--Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap urged the over 220 graduates of the Camarines Sur State Agricultural College (CSSAC) here to keep alive the entrepreneurial spirit and to be job generators, engaging in any enterprise in line with their field. He urged the graduates never to stop learning, find their own niche, be always cheerful and to always keep faith in God.

Military, NPA trade barbs over killing of Sorsogon human rights activist

SORSOGON CITY, April 3 (PNA) – The Philippine Army (PA) conducting anti-insurgency activities in Sorsogon, a highly communist rebel-infested province southeast of Luzon, has accused the New People’s Army (NPA) of killing a 37-year-old widow human rights activist here. The Celso Minguez Command (CMC), the local unit of the NPA operating in the area, on the other hand, said in press statement that the death squad of the PA was behind the assassination.

Sorsogon execs welcome Balikatan

JUBAN, Sorsogon, April 2 (PNA) – Local officials here on Thursday spread the red carpet for the formal opening of the Balikatan exercises in Sorsogon province under the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Opening ceremonies were held in Barangay Guruyan, an interior village of this fifth class municipality highly infested by 40-year old communist insurgency that seeks to topple the government and establish a Marxist-Leninist state.

Camarines Norte tree planting launched

Daet, Camarines Norte. The DENR – Camarines Norte launched the “20 Million Seedling Production Program- Tree for Life Project” Urban Parks/ Areas Mass Planting at Brgy. Bibirao, Daet last November 14. The DENR – Camarines Norte was the host province for the Regional Launching of the Urban Areas Mass Tree Planting. Participants from different NGOs, private and government agencies, academe and LGUs within the province composed of 1,257 planters simultaneously planted some 7,423 seedlings of Narra and caballero in their respective urban parks/ areas.

Robbery probe yields results

NAGA CITY (Nov. 16) – Police investigators here are nearing the completion of their investigation into the fatal Jollibee Panganiban robbery two weeks ago. Metrobank security guard Rowenel Gavarra died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by the armed suspects. The fast-food chain's security guard, Joey Robarios, was also shot but survived the incident. Gavarra was with an employee of Metrobank, picking up around Php 212,000 in cash from the said establishment. The eight robbers were able to escape with the money by motorcycle.

Erosion and landslides from Mt. Asog threaten Iriga City

Iriga City - Mt. Iriga, known to the Irigueños as Mt. Asog, a popular destination for mountain climbers, home to some 3,500 Aeta aborigines in the Rinconada district of Camarines Sur, now poses a threat to the lives and dwellings of some 80,000 local residents living in at least nine barangays of the 36 villages in this city.

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