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CIDG-CIS Van Found Loaded with Narra

The Catanduanes police is still confirming a report that an abandoned van loaded with sawn narra lumber in San Miguel town belonged to the PNP’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 4.

PNP provincial director Senior Superintendent Eduardo Chavez said that a team led by Senior Inspector James Ronatay was conducting a checkpoint at District 3 in San Miguel at 5 A.M. of Dec. 11 when they signalled an oncoming van to stop. Instead of approaching the checkpoint, the van stopped some distance away and two men were seen coming out of the vehicle and escaping in the dark.

The lawmen discovered later that the silver gray Mitsubishi L300 van (PMP-346) bearing a CIDG-CIS sticker was loaded with sawn narra lumber with a volume of 415 board feet. Inside, the police recovered a CIDG-CIS commemorative plate, an ID card with the markings “Delegate Nat’l CIS Summit 2012, Cebu City” and “CIS De Vera AV,” and important documents.

Two days earlier, in San Miguel, Panganiban, a t…

Viga Mayor Partners with 31 Schools on Food Production

Thirty-one schools in the municipality of Viga have entered into a partnership with Mayor Emeterio “Bong’ Tarin in the Gulayan sa Paaralan program mandated by the Department of Agriculture.

Last Nov. 5-9, Mayor Tarin and wife Ma. Theresa Lorraine made the rounds of the four high schools, 26 elementary schools and one primary school to distribute seeds as the municipal government’s assistance to the schools in said program.

“This assistance is intended to uplift the livelihood and life of my fellow Viganons,” Tarin stated, adding that the effort is being coordinated with the recipient schools and its officials, particularly Viga West district supervisor Rosario Peña and Viga East district supervisor Henry Marin, barangay captains and officials, and the DA.

Tarin initiated the grant of the assistance upon learning of the Gulayan sa Paaralan program of DA Sec. Proceso Alcala who sought to promote self-help food production activities and values among children that will emphasize agric…

DAR Signs MOA with Farmer PO for Rice Production in Panganiban

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led by PARO Alexander T. Teves recently signed a memorandum of agreement with a conduit Peoples’ Organization (PO), the CASAMA Farmer Irrigators’ Association, Inc. (CFISA) based in San Miguel, Panganiban town. Agustin Vicente Jr., CFISA Chairperson, signed the MOA with PARO Teves in a simple ceremony Oct. 10 witnessed by other officials and employees of the Department, specifically those from Beneficiaries Development and Coordinating Division (BDCD) led by its chief, CARPO Nelia V. Tadoy. The activity signaled the full blown implementation of the flagship project of the province under Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) where Panganiban qualified as its pilot area for Improved Rice Production with provisions of farm mechanization in barangay San Miguel. The latter is one among the DAR’s Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) in Catanduanes where its dominant land use is either devoted to coconut or rice…

Storm Surge Spawned by Typhoon ‘Pablo’ Hits Catanduanes

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines —-A storm surge as high as six meters hit the shorelines of Catanduanes on Tuesday, preventing passenger vessels from docking in the Virac port, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bicol said.

MV Eugenia, a passenger vessel plying the Virac-Tabaco routes, was forced to return to Tabaco City in Albay due to the big waves battering Virac port in Catanduanes, said Bernardo Alejandro, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) regional director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) chairperson.

Alejandro said the Coast Guard in Virac port had to order the ship captain of MV Eugenia to return to the Tabaco port after big waves spawned by the gale force prevailed at the Virac port.

Quoting an initial report from the Catandaunes PDRRMC, Alejandro said the storm surge hit around 25 coastal villages in the towns of Virac, Bato, Baras and Gigmoto.

The report said strong waves forced seawater to encroach into major highways in these area.


Catanduanes State University Grads rank 6th, 7th and 9th in This Year's Civil Engineering Board Exam

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 29 (PNA) -- The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) released Wednesday the results of the 2012 Civil Engineering Board Examination showing that Catanduanes State University (CSU) grabbed the 6th, 7th and 9th top positions. Ranking 6th place is John Michael Tuazon Bernal who graduated Magna Cum Laude with 94.65 percent passing rate; 7th place is Yuri Ibatuan Soria of Bato with 94.60 percent passing rate and 9th place is John Aldren Caneta Molina, Cum Laude, from Virac, with 94.25 percent passing rate. Rep. Cesar Sarmiento said indeed, it is now becoming a good habit for CSU to be landing in the Top 10 of the board exams. He congratulated the topnotchers and passers and most especially their proud parents. CSU got the top three ranking in last year’s results of the Civil Engineering Board exams. Recently, CSU graduate Carlito Tudoc Gelito placed 10th in the Licensure Exams for Teachers. (PNA) LAP/CBD/ Source: PNA Bicol RELATED LINKS: CSU Students Win Provi…