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Vol. 27 Issue 41 01-08 Mar 2010

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Boy Mayor
Boy Mayor’s links to STL operations and DPWH contracts to be probed
Monday, March 8th, 2010

MANILA, March 3  - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has sent a team of police investigators to Bikol to conduct further probe of the ambush-killing of former jueteng whistleblower Wilfredo "Boy" Mayor last Saturday in Paranaque City.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa said police investigators are now looking at three possible theories in connection with the case.

"The NCRPO director (Director Roberto Rosales) told me that he already sent investigators to Bikol because of other theories being considered that possibly originated there," said Verzosa.

Bikol News

Monday, March 8th, 2010

LEGAZPI CITY (2 March 2010) - RICE FARMERS in a village in Oas, Albay endured sleepless nights and kept watch on a mercury bulb that drew thousands of Rice Black Bugs (RBB) or locally known as "itom na Tayangao" which had infested more than 690 hectares of ricefields in the third district of Albay province.

Albay Agriculture official, Ruben Limos, said the farmers are doing "light-trapping" which drew the bugs to the mercury light while the farmers gather the pest in sacks and dispose of them.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

"Not disabled but enabled," according to incumbent Naga City councilor David Casper Nathan Sergio, referring to the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) sector.

In a move designed to give members of the PWD sector greater opportunities to access various city services, Sergio is now proposing the creation of the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office or PWDAO through a city ordinance to serve the needs of differently-abled individuals in Naga.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

LEGAZPI CITY, March 4  --The Albay Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) has shifted its disaster strategy from response to risk reduction following the lowering of the alert level in Mayon Volcano from two to one.

The risk reduction strategy centers on the full relocation of households still living in the 6- kilometer permanent danger zone (PDZ).

Monday, March 8th, 2010

LEGAZPI CITY, March 2  - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said some 1,921 hectares were planted with trees in the Bikol region last year under the Upland Development Program (UDP).

The DENR in Bikol reported the trees planted were in the UDP priority sites for development and management such as Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) projects, Protected Areas, Mangrove and Coastal Areas, and Watershed areas.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Coming all the way from United States, Dr. Filipinas Rigoroso-Alfelor, eldest daughter of UNEP Matriarch Dr. Remedios Rigoroso-Alfelor and former Camarines Sur Governor Felix O. Alfelor Sr, also the current Class President of then Apolinario Mabini School, now University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP), graced the thanksgiving get-together of UNEP High School Batch 1959 held at the Felix O. Alfelor Sr building, last weekend at Iriga City.


Monday, March 8th, 2010

MANILA - Catholic priest Fr. Joe Dizon, convener of the anti-fraud and election monitoring group Kontra Daya, raised hell earlier this week over the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) accreditation of a partylist group that is, by its own declaration, a project initiated by an official of the Arroyo administration and a prominent ally of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Si Alvin B. Yapan bilang Manunulat at Direktor Pampelikula at ang heyograpiya ng kanyang malikhaing imahinasyon
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Nangyari ang panayam noong Disyembre ng nakaraang taon (2009) sa isang restaurant sa kahabaan ng Katipunan. Plano ko sana itong ilabas sa pagbukas ng bagong taon, ngunit may ibang mga kahingian sa pag-aaral ko rin ang kinailangan kong harapin.

Church News

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

NAGA CITY, Feb. 27, 2010- As the countdown of the Tercentenary of the devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia continues, the Caceres Archdiocesan Tercentenary Committee, headed by the Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi, OP, DD, released the roster of activities for the remaining seven months before the grand novena week in September.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Naga City (3 March 2010) --  Pope Benedict XVI has granted the honorary title "Papal Chaplain" to four priests of the Archdiocese of Caceres which is celebrating 300 years of devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

Raised to the title of "Papal Chaplain" were Fr. Jeffrey Nelson B. Tria, parish priest of San Francisco Parish, Naga City; Fr. Noe P. Badiola, parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Buhi Camarines Sur; Fr. Jose Roberto Z. Carpio, Rector of the Holy Rosary Major Seminary; and Fr. Peter Romeo M. Beriña, Rector of the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

MANILA, March 2, 2010-Wilfredo "Boy" Mayor was about to identify some lawmakers in Congress and the Senate involved in an alleged public works scam in Albay if only he was not killed.

Archbishop Oscar Cruz, whom Mayor consulted four days before his murder, said he has the names of people allegedly benefited from the anomalous road projects.

"He (Mayor) listed some eight or nine (officials)... There are incumbents and re-electionists," said Cruz.


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Monday, March 8th, 2010

Serious but unsubstantiated accusations have been made recently by Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo against Ateneo de Naga University in the course of his resignation as member of the university's Board of Trustees.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

I was in Daraga at 2:30 am last Friday for the van that was to leave for Pilar.

So there I was in front of the van. The car had to be filled first to capacity, 12 passengers in this case. There was a young lady inside. She was catching up the first trip of the fastcraft, which leaves Pilar port at 4am. I also wanted to make it to the first trip of the fastcraft. The two-trip would bring us all to Masbate at 6am. I then would have all the time check in at the hotel, take breakfast and be ready for the opening ceremonies of the Alternative Class Program in Liceo de Masbate. I was invited to talk about cinema and society.

For Bikol and the World
Monday, March 8th, 2010

I got to meet Gibo at the UP College of Law where he was known to be an exceptional student, which reputation he cemented when he topped the 1989 Bar exams. Years later, I would chance on him in Congress whenever I would serve as a resource person for hearings on human rights bills. The last time I personally conversed with him was when we happened to be on the same plane to San Francisco a few years back.

Mayon Limited
LAST of 5 Parts. This is a five-part lecture delivered on 28 January 2010 on the occasion of the Ateneo de Naga University’s Philosophy Week: Philosophy and Philippine politics
Monday, March 8th, 2010

I paid visit to Mr. Llagas, there I knew that the problem was there was no one to turn to, no one to hold accountable for all the ads. My question for myself was, if there were no people accountable, how did all these ads make it to the airwaves?! There's the rub.

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