Sorsogon News

Sorsogon town employee nabbed for unlicensed .45 caliber pistol

CITY—A contractual employee of Casiguran town, Sorsogon province was arrested on Friday (Jan. 31) for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Capt. Marmay Fartingca, chief of Casiguran police, said Ivan Bilan, 42, driver of the local government unit of Casiguran, was served with a search warrant at his residence in the village of Colambis past 6 a.m. Authorities seized a loaded caliber .45 pistol from Bilan and would charge him with violation of the law against unlicensed firearms. Edited by TSB By: Ma. April Mier-Manjares – @inquirerdotnet Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1222437/sorsogon-town-employee-nabbed-for-unlicensed-45-caliber-pistol

Suspected drug pusher slain in Sorsogon buy-bust

LEGAZPI CITY – A suspected drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation in Sorsogon City in Sorsogon province on Tuesday night. Colonel Roque Bausa, director of Sorsogon police, said in the initial report that Jeremy Bolaños drew his firearm upon sensing that he was transacting with an undercover police officer in the village of Bibincahan at around 7:35 p.m. This prompted the police officer to return fire. Recovered from the suspect was a plastic sachet of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) worth P1,000. By: Ma. April Mier-Manjares – @inquirerdotnet Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1220974/suspected-drug-pusher-slain-in-sorsogon-buy-bust Photo: https://www.facebook.com/WOWsorsogon/photos/pcb.2636952003069821/2636951673069854/?type=3&theater

Sorsogon starts organizing system in National Government Center

Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called for a meeting with the representatives of National Government Agencies (NGAs) in the province. The officials discussed the system in the National Government Center, which is still under construction. “Pangunahing layunin sa pagpapatayo ng NGC ay ang pagkakaroon ng lalawigan ng iisang lokasyon para sa ibat-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan dito sa Sorsogon upang mas mapabilis ang mga pang-gobyernong transaksyon ng mga Sorsoganon,” the province said. The said center has a total land area of 2,621.21 square meters. The first floor of the said center will house the offices of Philhealth, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philipline Information Agency (PIA), Philippine Red Cross, Coop Bank, Bureau of Treasury, Integrated Bar of the Phili...

Whale shark season sa Sorsogon, nagsimula na

LEGAZPI CITY – Kumpiyansa ang Department of Tourism (DoT)-Bicol na malaki ang maitutulong ng pagsisimula ng whale shark season sa Donsol, Sorsogon sa pagtaas ng tourist arrival sa rehiyon. Sa panayam ng Bombo Radyo Legazpi kay DoT Bicol Director Benjamin Santiago, inaasahan na ang muling pagdagsa ng mga turistang nais na makita ng personal ang mga butanding. Kaugnay nito, tiniyak ng opisyal ang seguridad ng mga bibisita sa lugar na prayoridad umano ng mga otoridad. Ibinida naman ni Director Santiago na maliban sa whale shark sighting mayroon ring iba pang mga tourist activities sa Sorsogon kagaya ng kayaking, horse back riding at iba pa. Samantala, inaasahan rin ng opisyal na malaking tulong sa turismo sa rehiyon ang nakatakdang pagbubukas ng Bicol International Airport na target na masimu...

DPWH completes P96.50 M road dike project in Gubat, Sorsogon

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday it completed a P36-million regional evacuation center in Catbalogan, Samar and the P96.50-million road dike project in Gubat, Sorsogon. The DPWH said the new regional evacuation center in Catbalogan, Samar has been turned over to the local government. “Assistant District Engineer Ruben D. delos Reyes of DPWH Samar 2nd District Engineering Office led the turnover ceremony of the new facility together with representatives from the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Office 8 and local officials of Catbalogan City,” the department said in a statement Tuesday. The department added: “It can accommodate a maximum of 150 households from the city or neighboring towns.” The building project covers the construction of a pharmacy...

Sorsogon niyanig ng magnitude 4.1 na lindol

Ayon sa Phivolcs, naramdaman ang lindol dakong alas-4:46 ng hapon sa bayan ng Prieto Diaz. Tectonic umano ang origin nito at may lalim na 15 kilometers. Samantala, naranasan ang Intensity II sa Legazpi City habang Intensity I sa Roxas City. Dagdag ng Phivolcs, walang inaasahang pinsala nito at aftershocks. Source: https://tnt.abante.com.ph/sorsogon-niyanig-ng-magnitude-4-1-na-lindol/

Phivolcs removes alerts on Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY –– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Saturday morning lowered the warning on Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon from Alert Level 1 (abnormal) to Alert Level 0 (normal), following a general decline in monitoring parameters. “This means observational parameters have returned to baseline or background levels and no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future,” a Phivolcs bulletin released at 8 a.m. said.ADVERTISEMENT The monitoring shows that the frequency of volcanic earthquakes has declined to baseline levels (0-2 earthquakes/day) since May 17, 2019, which indicates that rock fracturing within the volcanic system associated with hydrothermal activity has diminished, the bulletinsaid. The overall ground deformation data indicate that there i...

Mediaman’s son killed in Sorsogon shooting

CAMP OLA, Albay – The son of a mediaman, and his live-in partner were killed by still unidentified suspects in Sorsogon City on Monday evening. Police Major Malu Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, identified the victim as Lawrex Roy Tina Marinda, son of a Sorsogon Mirror columnist, and his live-in partner Moriel Barsaga Sola, both residents of Sitio San Lorenzo, Brgy. Bibincahan, Sorsogon City. Initial investigation disclosed that, around 6:50 p.m., the victims were insider their residence when two suspects barged in and shot them several times in different parts of the body. Both died on-the-spot. The investigation is still ongoing as of press time to determine the motive for the killing, as well as identity of the suspects. By Nino Luces  Source: https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/01/21/mediamans-...

LOKAL NA PAMAHALAAN NG SYUDAD NG SORSOGON TUTULONG SA PAGSASAAYOS AT PAGPAPAGANDA NG BUHATAN RIVER CRUISE KASAMA ANG CITY TOURISM OFFICE

January 14, 2020 (Sorsogon CPIO) – Iprinisenta ni Barangay Chairman Edwin Divina ng Brgy. Buhatan kahapon ng Martes sa ginanap na pagpupulong sa opisina mismo ng alkalde ang kasalukuyang sitwasyon ngayon ng Buhatan River Cruise. Sa iprinisentang larawan at datus ng Community Based Tourism Center Management lumalabas dito ang kakailanganing pagsasaayos ng Buhatan River Cruise katulad ng paglalagay ng Visitor’s Center, Pasalubong Center, Canopy Walk, Rest Room at marami pang pasilidad na kakailanganin. Nangako naman si Mayor Ester Hamor na tutulungan ng lokal na pamahalaan ng syudad ng Sorsogon kasama ang opisina ng Turismo ang pagsasaayos at pagpapaganda ng Buhatan River Cruise, ito ay sa ilalim ng isa sa Ten Point Agenda Program ni Mayor Ester na “Gayon! Sorsogon” , kung saan layunin niton...

Higit 100 TESDA Sorsogon students at staff, gumawa ng face masks at mga cookies para sa ‘Taal eruption victims’

LEGAZPI CITY – Nagkaisa ang nasa 140 estudyante at staff ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) mula sa apat na training schools sa Sorsogon sa pagtulong sa mga apektado ng pag-aalburoto ng Bulkang Taal. Kinabibilangan ito ng trainees na kumukuha ng kursong Bread and Pastry Production II, Dressmaking II at Tailoring NC II. Sa panayam ng Bombo Radyo Legazpi kay TESDA Sorsogon Provincial Director Genero Ibay, magkakatuwang na nagtahi ang mga mag-aaral at staff ng tanggapan ng face masks habang ilan naman ay gumawa ng pilinut cookies at carrot cake na ipapadala sa Batangas.– Advertisement — Matapos aniyang mabatid ang ulat sa nagkakaubusan na suplay ng face masks sa lugar, naisipan ng mga ito ang naturang paraan ng pagtulong. Umaapaw naman aniya ang kaliga...

P136M shabu nasamsam sa pantalan ng Sorsogon

Umaabot sa P136 milyon halaga ng shabu ang nasamsam ng mga operatiba ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sa dalawang hinihinalang bigtime drug courier sa pantalan ng Matnog, Sorsogon, Huwebes ng umaga. Ayon kay PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, ang mga suspek na sina Irish Yap Dela Peña at Jose Lani Abarido, ay nasabat ng pinagsanib na puwersa ng PDEA-Regional Special Enforcement Team (RSET), PDEA-V Seaport Interdiction Unit (SIU), PDEA K-9, PDEA Sorsogon Provincial Office at Matnog Seaport Interdiction Task Force. Sa report ni PDEA Acting Regional Director Christian O. Frivaldo, nagsagawa ang kanilang mga ahente ng seaport interdiction sa Matnog Port Area, Sorsogon ng operasyon makaraang may makapag-tip na may dalang kilo-kilong shabu na nagkakahalaga ang mga nabanggit na mga s...

TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon

MANILA, Philippines – The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) in Manila has donated $100,000 (around P5 million) worth of cash to the provincial government of Sorsogon, after it was struck by Typhoon Tisoy last December 2019. TECO Ambassador Michael Peiyung Hsu said on Friday that they chose to help Sorsogon because of its friendship with the province and its current governor, former senator Francis Escudero. “I know that reconstruction and work is underway, we do hope to see the people there in Sorsogon province get back to their normal life pretty soon, under the leadership of Governor Escudero,” Hsu told reporters during a handover ceremony in TECO’s office in Makati. “Governor Escudero has been a long-time friend of Taiwan, even when he was the senator, you know, he always tried...

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