Bicol News

Bicol cops arrest ‘HVT,’ over 500 illegal gamblers amid ecq enforcement

AGENTS of the Police Regional Office have arrested a known ‘high-value’ drug target and over 500 individuals found engaged in illegal gambling activities including ‘tupadas’ amid the strict enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the region, PRO5 director, Brigadier General Anthony S. Alcañeses told the Journal Group yesterday. The Bicol police director said around 9:45 p.m. last Wednesday, drug enforcement officers of the Pasacao Municipal Police Station in Camarines Sur arrested Roy Bañola, a 40-year old ‘HVT’ from Barangay Cirilo during a buy-bust operation which resulted in the seizure of 20 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu. Alcañeses said the arrest of the suspect came in the wake of the intensified anti-drug campaign by the Camarines Sur Police Provi...

36 stranded na construction worker, tinulungang makauwi ng Ako Bicol, Escudero

Nakauwi na sa kani-kanilang pamilya ang nasa 36 na construction worker na mga taga-Sorsogon matapos ma-stranded sa Quezon province dahil sa enhanced community quarantine. Sa tulong ng Ako Bicol party-list at ni Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero, nakarating na sa kani-kanilang lugar ang mga naipit na manggagawa, na ilang linggong na-stranded matapos na magsara ang kanilang construction firm na pinagtatrabahuhan sa Pagbilao, Quezon dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic. Personal na binisita ni Ako Bicol Representative Elizaldy Co ang mga construction worker para bigyan ng mga relief goods at tulong pinansyal. Si Co din ang nag-asikaso para makipag-ugnayan ay Escudero para makauwi ang 36 na manggagawa, alinsunod sa striktong protocol na nilatag ng Department of Health. Ibig sabihin ay sasailalim sa mandat...

PCSO to give P18M financial aid to 6 Bicol hospitals

LEGAZPI CITY –– The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Bicol will turn over P18 million worth of financial assistance to six government-operated hospitals in the Bicol region, Nelly Loyola, a PCSO official, said. Loyola said the financial aid would be given in bank checks to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City (P10 million), Eastern Bicol Medical Center in Catanduanes and Bicol Medical Center in Naga City (P2.5 million each), Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital in Daet, Dr. Fernando Duran Memorial Hospital in Sorsogon City, and Masbate Provincial Hospital (P1 million each). Loyola said that financial assistance is meant to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The assistance will be used for the procurement of testing k...

Sorsogon, nilinaw an isyu sa hagad na makalusot sa ‘quarantine checkpoint’ an quarry materials na haling Albay

LEGAZPI CITY – Klinarificar kan Sorsogon Provincial Government an isyu sa surat ki Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases chairman asin Depratment of Health (DOH) Bicol Director Dr. Ernie Vera na naghahagad nin permiso na paagihon an mga quarry materials sa checkpoints na hali sa Albay pasiring sa Sorsogon. Ini makalihis na manotisyaran na kulang na an construction materials asin solamenteng pagkaon asin bulong an nakakalusot sa ikinaag na quarantine checkpoints. Paliwanag ni Dong Mendoza, tagapagtaram ni Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero, gagamiton an mga nasabing materyales sa pighahabol na konstruksyon kan Sorsogon Dairy Farm na gagamiton bilang quarantine area kan mga persons under investigation (PUI) sa coronavirus.– Advertisement — Sa intrevista ka...

DOH deploys ambulances to Bicol provinces

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) – As the Philippines combats the escalating coronavirus threat, the Department of Health’s Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) started handing over ambulances to local government units (LGUs) and hospitals in Bicol region. “Fourteen units of land ambulances were already turned over last week,” Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH-CHD regional director, said. The latest to receive the medically equipped vehicle—a sea ambulance– was the island town of Rapu-Rapu in Albay. The provincial breakdown of the ambulances is as follows: Camarines Sur-26; Albay -18; Sorsogon- eight; Catanduanes-6; and Camarines Norte-3. Last year, the DOH-CHD handed over five sea ambulances to the island province of Masbate. “The DOH-CHD hopes that with the distribution of sea and land am...

272 arrested for quarantine violation in Bicol

POLICE Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Anthony S. Alcañeses yesterday announced the apprehension of 272 persons, three of them minors for violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Bicol which is already on its 2nd week. The official said that the offenders were apprehended for violating protocols on checkpoint and non-compliance to the ECQ implemented to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 virus in the region and other parts of the country. Alcañeses said that the adult offenders are now facing charges for violation of Article 148 (Direct Assault) and Art. 151 (Resistance and Disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person) of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act 1332 or the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events o...

Mayor Rosal forms task force amid concern over Mulatto event in Legazpi

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard)— Mayor Noel Rosal has formed a Special Task Force headed by City Health Office Alec Fulbert Gillego, amid growing concern about the people who attended the private party or concert in which 90s band Mulatto performed in this city. Rosal file photoIt will be recalled that Joey Bautista, the lead singer of said band, reportedly died from pneumonia and later tested positive for Covid-19, as revealed by his wife on social media. On his Facebook account, Rosal explained that he did not immediately speak up on the concern, because he waited until he could talk to Department of Health Regional Director Ernie Vera. He said DOH is the only agency authorized by the government to give declarations on Covid-19 issues. “Hanggang ngayon po sabi ni dir vera inaalam pa ng doh...

Albay isasara ang mga border bunsod ng pagkalat ng COVID-19 sa bansa

Isasara ng Albay ang lahat ng border nito simula Huwebes upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sa inilabas na executive order ni Gov. Francis Bichara, mahigpit na babantayan ang Albay-Camarines Sur border, Tiwi-Camarines Sur border at Albay-Sorsogon border. Hindi makakadaan kahit ang mga papuntang Sorsogon at Catanduanes maliban sa mga may dalang pagkain at mahahalagang suplay na papasok sa probinsya. Dadaan sa masusing pagsusuri ang mga driver ng mga trak na may dalang suplay. Hahanapan din sila ng mga dokumento para payagang makadaan. Isinailalim sa state of calamity ang buong bansa bunsod ng pagtaas sa nagpositibo sa COVID-19. Bago nito, pinalawig ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa buong Luzon ang community quarantine. Nitong Miyerkoles, may naitalang 202 kaso...

Bicol police implements ‘No Face Mask, No Entry’ in camps

LEGAZPI CITY — As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue to surge all over the world, police in Bicol move to protect their uniformed and non-uniformed personnel at Camp General Simeon A. Ola here. All policemen and the non-uniformed personnel are advised to wear a face mask before entering the gate effective Monday under the “no face mask, no entry” policy. Even guests or civilians are obliged to wear face masks as a preventive measure in the outbreak of COVID-19, said Police Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson. In Baras town in Catanduanes, those who are going to get police clearances or have other reasons to go to the police station are instructed to wear face masks. Meanwhile, face masks in the market are out of stock and rural health units have started runnin...

2 from Sorsogon province quarantined for COVID-19 tests

LEGAZPI CITY – Two persons had been quarantined in a facility in the Bicol region for closer monitoring for COVID-19. The region, however, remained virus-free, according to the COVID-19 tracker of the Department of Health (DOH). There has been no confirmed case. The DOH in Bicol said the two persons being closely monitored for COVID-19 were from the province of Sorsogon. At least 15 persons had been admitted for tests in the region, but 13 had already been discharged after testing negative for the virus. Edited by TSB By: Mar S. Arguelles – Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ Source:  https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1236988/2-from-sorsogon-province-quarantined-for-covid-19-tests#ixzz6FnlIaHWcFollow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

BFP exec wants firefighter’s training in Bicol villages

LEGAZPI CITY – The chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Bicol (BFP-5) has cited the need and importance of giving firefighter’s training in the barangay level, particularly at this time when the dry season is fast approaching. Senior Supt. Romeo M. Maltezo Jr., BFP-5 regional director, said all villages must be able to organize their Community Fire Auxiliary Group (CFAG) and have local leaders trained in putting out fires. Only a hundred out of the more than 3,000 villages in Bicol have so far organized a CFAG, he told the Philippine News Agency in an interview early this week. Maltezo said the initial number of villages were able to create the group through the effort of the designated “Bumbero sa Barangay”. “They attended seminars and training to be part of CF...

Number of fire incidents in Bicol went up by 19 percent last year

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The number of fire incidents in Bicol region in 2019 increased by 19 percent compared to the previous year, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Bicol said. Senior Supt. Romeo Maltezo Jr, regional director of BFP Bicol said the agency was able to respond to 558 fire incidents last 2019, which was 19 percent more than the 467 incidents last 2018. During a media forum held in Legazpi City that coincided with the start of Fire Prevention Month, Maltezo said most cases recorded were in residential areas, while there was only minimal number of fire incidents in business establishments. He said that only one casualty was recorded in the latest fire incident that happened in Daraga town in Albay province. Emergency responses are composed of fire incidents, rescue or disaster,...