January 30, 2020

The town mayor of Canaman, Camarines Sur is unfazed by the warning of  Usec. Marvel Clavecilla of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Bicol Affairs (OPABA) that only a court can stop or suspend the implementation of a national government funded project.


January 30, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY---Despite opposition from environmentalists in Albay, the lighting of Mount Mayon is still pushing through this year and it will be a game changer in Bicol tourism, Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said during the celebration of Fiesta Tsinoy here recently.


January 30, 2020

Information that based on latest studies the Philippines ranks last in terms of proficiency in English and mathematics deserves a more proactive  response from those in charge of honing the capabilities of the young. .

Those not in the teaching profession cannot compet...

January 30, 2020

That simplistic (meaning “flawed”) report from GMA-7’s Drew Arellano about Gainza (which I wrote in this column dated January 17, 2020) has prodded me to look at other towns very close to Naga.

The point of my critique, for those who have not read my column, is that to...

January 30, 2020

Corruption is found in all civilizations. It has different forms and effects on any society. Corruption in the Philippines dates back to the Spanish colonial period as penned by Jose Rizal in his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

Carlos Bulosan, the Pangasi...

January 30, 2020

“Everything is good with your blood-work,” my primary care physician tells me, as soon as I settle myself in the adjustable chair stool. “I am glad to see that your A1C is 6.1, even without medication.”

Can it get any better than this, I sigh in relief.

“Any further ad...

January 30, 2020

Bako ining pagpatakot o pagpahadit sato gabos ngonyan na panahon, kundi pagmuklat kan satong mga mata na an satong pigtitingag na Bukid Isarog---garo damulag kakusog, mayaman sa gabos na nabubuhay na pananom, hayop, asin insekto, saro palan na aktibong bulkan na panu-p...

January 30, 2020

The death of NBA legend  Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna with seven others in a plane crash in Calabasas, California has  shaken the world of sports, including Filipino fans of the legend. All nine people who died in the crash were on their way to Mamba Sports Acad...

January 30, 2020

If it would not be said in the context of Chinese astrology, I would think Metal Rat were a name of a hard rock band.  But as tradition goes, it’s a rat year.  (Doesn’t mouse bear a better connotation?) In keeping with the banging drums that danced along dragons and li...

January 30, 2020

As its initial program for 2020, the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Parish Senior Parishioners Fellowship conducted its regular Elderly Health Lecture Series with the topic “Common Elderly Gastro Intestinal Disorders” last Sunday morning, January 19 at the Parish Hall here:


January 30, 2020

Gospel Mt. 5:1-12

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,2 and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes
He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,...

January 30, 2020

On February 8, this year, the Archdiocese of Caceres, through the Holy Rosary Major Seminary, will be hosting the KAPATIRAN 2020, an annual gathering of Theology Seminarians throughout the country.

Rev. Fr. Joey D. Gonzaga, the rector, invites all member-seminaries to...

January 30, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

This is not the first time the scenic Taal volcano erupts. It will most certainly not be the last. And throughout its fiery and violent history, it has always taken a toll on human lives and on human well-being.

But coming in the he...

January 30, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- Joint police operatives from  Albay and Quezon were able to recover on Tuesday (Jan. 28) night three truckload of Emperador Brandy worth P4.5 million, which was allegedly  highjacked  by a contracted trucking service in the towns of Bacacay and Pio Dur...

January 30, 2020

BULA, Camarines Sur--- Police authorities are looking into the nationality of the suspect in the  murder of an Indian national on Jan 19 in Bula, Camarines Sur, the chief of the Bula Municipal Police Station (MPS) here said.

Bula MPS chief,  Major Fernando B. Cedo, sai...

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