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VOL. XXIV, NO.

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BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2016 P5.00

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OPINION

BIKOL REPORTER

EDITORIAL
The Traslacion in the
Time of Terrorism
And so it came to pass that the Traslacion
which begins Bicols biggest religious
festival went on safely and smoothly,
despite the tension created by a post in
the social media about the presence of
an Abu Sayaf member out to sow terror
during the Penafrancia celebration.
Credit should go to the Naga city
government leadership under Mayor John
Bongat who firmly assured the city and
the religious devotees that the celebration
will go on, as scheduled; and of course the
Philippine National Police which showed
by their numbers their resolve towards
peace and order.
Some of the faithful may even credit
this turn-out to Ina herself, as another
manifestation of her myriad miracles.
They believe she would not let anything
happen to her devotees.
Yet, terrorism as it was defined by
former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, indeed preys and thrives on
instilling fear and panic, through violence.
The recent Davao blast can certainly be
seen in that light.
So we should understand the little
inconvenience made by the check-points
as well as the presence of uniformed men.
Security should also be pre-emptive, or as
put by the late coach Baby Dalupan, the
best defense is offense.
The Penafrancia festival has just
started, so, security matters should
continue even when the last men of the
PNP augmentation force had been pulled
out of the city.
There is no greater threat and defense
against terrorists than a community aware
of their presence and desirous of peace.
As the great Chinese war strategist Sun
Tzu said: If you know your enemy and
know yourself, you need not fear the
results of a hundred battles.
We Bicolanos drew our strength and
bond as a people from our faith, particularly
with our devotion to our beloved Ina. Let
that strength be our own offense and
defense in this age of terrorism.

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Editor

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Head, Advertising Associates


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SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2016

Slower Business, Hiring


(Atty. APA chairs Acyatan &
Co., CPAs-DFK International is
past chair of ASEAN Federation
of CPAs, PICPA past president
and Hall-of-Famer, and ACPAPP
Lifetime Achievement Awardee).
SLOWDOWN: Philippine companies are expected to go slow
on their expansion as well as in
the hiring of workers in the fourth
quarter of 2016. This is due to
the slowdown in the manufacturing sector. This was shown in the
BSP survey indicating that business expansion plans during 2ndQ
declined to 28.1% (from 30.3% of
the previous quarter). The decline
was attributed to weaker expansion plans of firms in the manufacturing subsector.
The outlook of firms on their
hiring was more optimistic in the
wholesale and retail trade and industry sectors, steady in services,
and less upbeat in construction.
Optimism of the countrys business
sector remained high in the 3rdQ
despite seasonal factors. The
overall confidence index hit 45.4%
for the 3rdQ but was lower than
the 48.7% booked for the 2ndQ.
The less buoyant outlook for 3rdQ
was due to possible interruption in
business activities during the rainy
season.
TAX COLLECTIONS: The government breached its revenue and
tax effort targets in the first six
months of 2016 as good fiscal performance matched conservative
assumptions of the new government.
In January-June, revenues accounted for 16.01% of GDP, higher
than the 15.5% goal for the year.
Taxes were equivalent to 14.28%,
higher than the 14.1% target.
Government finance officials say

OPINIONS
UNLIMITED
Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATAN
strong fiscal fundamentals will
continue to underpin Phl robust
economic growth.
GDP is the sum of all the (domestic) products and services created in an economy. It expanded
6.9% in H1 2016, higher than the
6%-7% goal. The Duterte administration lowered growth and budget
targets when it took over, adopting
conservatism on its assumptions,
adjusting its new position on the
weak external environment. During the Aquino administration,
revenue target was 18.1%, with
tax-to-GDP alone at 17% - which
ended up at 15.9% and 13.7%, respectively.
BARANGAY, SK: The originally
scheduled elections for our nationwide barangays and Sangguniang
Kabataan for October 31 is now
on hold. In fact, COMELEC has
already suspended the printing of
the needed ballots for both electoral exercises. Postponement of
the barangay elections will give
the Duterte administration the opportunity to purge and cleanse our
village leaderships many of whom
are either involved in the drug
trade or mere fence-sitters for the
government drive.
The SK has been criticized being the training ground for future

corrupt politicians, even as most


elected Sangguniang Kabataan
officers are family members of
sitting politicians. In fact many
current officials are former SK
officers. The rationale for the
continuation of the SK is now
under review on instructions
of no less than President Rody.
There may be original merit in
the organization of the SK but
these have been nullified by the
experience we have seen! Di na
ito kailangan pa!
PEACE PROCESS: It looks
like the GOP and NPA-NDF negotiations are going on well. After
all, there are no more ideological
issues at stake; it is just a matter
of preserving the human rights
of our people. Guarantees are
needed so that whatever gains
we attain can be maintained on
the long term. Good faith from
both sides must be established
and mutually respected. The
peace process can be the instrument that can insure the common weal of our people.
If our peace and order can
be stabilized in the cities and in
our countryside, more and more
business entrepreneurs will be
encouraged to invest, expand
their activities, thereby insuring employment for our people.
When jobs are available the
middle class will be a bit more affluent and the purchasing power
of the Filipino will improve. The
earning rates of our people (led
by military, police and teachers)
will go up and that will make
Filipinos a happier people.
WISDOM: Our God is a God
of order. Lets organize our life
so that we may look pleasing to
our God.

Unprecedented 760 Summary Killings and Unprecedented


626,368 surrender of drug pushers and users
I watched the Senate hearing
of the Justice Committee on TV
and saw Sec. Leila de Lima say
that the seven hundred sixty (760)
extrajudicial killings in the country is
unprecedented and she condemned
the absence of due process. She is
right about the human rights of due
process, but maybe she should help
identify who did the extrajudicial
killings. Were they done by the
police law-enforcers or by some
drug pushers who do not want to be
identified by the drug users or their
suki? They should be tried in court
and punished.
Isnt the voluntary surrender of
six hundred twenty six thousand
three hundred sixty eight (626,368)
drug pushers and users have
human rights too? Dont the victims
of these drug pushers and users
have human rights too? I got this
number from the Philippine Daily
Inquirer dated August 31, 2016.
In the Senate Committee hearing,
PNP Chief Bato dela Rosa said that

FROM
MY
WINDOW
NENITA FUENTEBELLA-PEONES
the drugs come from China via
HongKong or Taiwan and it is statesponsored. If you come to think of
it, our drug problems in the country
is so enormous and all of us should
help President Duterte in his effort
to stop illegal drugs.
I saw President Duterte talk in TV
with big businessmen in the country.
He asked the help of everybody to
pay taxes because he need to build
1,000 drug rehabilitation centers.
He will pay doctors, nurses, social
workers, etc. and feed them. Where
will he get the money, he asked.

600,000 drug pushers and users


is indeed a big number.
The night market in Davao City
was bombed with an improvised
bomb last Friday leaving fourteen
people dead and sixty seven
wounded. Immediately after
this, President Duterte declared
a State of lawless violence in
Mindanao and throughout the
country. This act of the President
is being given different meanings,
but the Presidents Chief legal
adviser Atty. Sal Panelo reportedly
said the following: It was due to
the war on drugs. Under a state
of lawlessness, President Duterte
can employ the military to do
police work. It was only highlighted
by the bombing but the narcotics
industry remains the top threat to
national security. It is better for
us not to panic and be vigilant.
President Duterte is doing his job
against terrorism, and we should
support him. It is not martial law
but for coordination.

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HALO-HALO

BIKOL REPORTER

An halipot na buhay ni Ugang Ugama

PELLMELL
jokee BOTOR-REYES
A Fine Morning, No
matter How Limited
It sure was a fine morning a thirty-minute tete-a-tete with
a very young lawyer, who I discovered is also a certified public
accountant. But I could sense that being a lawyer seems to be
where he is more comfortable. I told him I wanted to write about
him and he said he is not very comfortable with that. But no
matter. I insisted stealing a few minutes of his busy morning and
I think I made the morning good and for him, comfortable, I hope
my hunch was right. At any rate, we have a limited morning of
exchanges.
Atty. Ferdinand I. Dino makes a wonderful conversationalist
except that I think I overrun him in talking. That could be my
natural me. The very young lawyer holds the position of Legal
Officer of LGU Iriga City. Of course, he practices privately his
profession as a legal counsel and I bet, that is where he earns
his keep. I learned that even as a kid of 4 years, he had a big
dream of becoming a lawyer someday. He remembers as a
kid during their culminating activity, he went onstage carrying
a portfolio and looking very lawyerish he boldy said, I want
to be lawyer when I grow up. it was a dream realizednow a
lawyer and a most-sought one. I have no idea if Atty. Dennis
Granadillos likewise did dream of becoming a lawyer in his
kindergarten days.
Personally, I had always been fascinated by law. I thought I
would be a lawyer myself but I can not withstand long hours of
studies. Taking up law is a serious business. Nobody becomes
a lawyer until he passes the bar examination. And passing the
bar is not a small deal. One small thing if a bar examine wants
to pass the barget my adviceyour penmanship must be
legible. Believe me, this is true. My very good friend, Larry
took the bar exams two times and never made it. He was a UP
law honor student. I got curious and asked him where he went
wrong. I asked him to show me his handwriting. God, it was
terrible. Who want to read his test papers. He took my word.
He studied how to cross this ts and dot his is. The next time
he took the bar exams, he made it.
Never mind if you are a doctor. Doctors are trained to writ
illegible penmanship. But pharmacists and drugstore personnel
do mange to read doctors prescription, whats the secret?
Mag-abogado ka na lang, mas mas interesting pa siguro. Very
interesting nga siguro talaga being a lawyer who has to deal
sometimes with sick minds than doctors who deal with persons
sick physically or sometimes dying.

Effective strategies for teaching


science vocabulary
By MILAGROS A. PRIOLO, Kindergarten Teacher
Lourdes Elementary School, Nabua East District
There are different strategies in teaching science vocabulary.
In order for pupils to develop scientific literacy, they need to
gain a knowledge of science content and practice scientific
habits of mind. This is impossible without knowledge of science
vocabulary. Traditional science lessons have often begun with
teachers presenting pupils with science vocabulary words and
asking them to write the words, find the definitions in a dictionary
or the glossary of the textbook, match the words to definitions,
or use the words in a sentence. In this model of instruction,
words are often presented in isolation and pupils are tested on
the words alone, without application to concepts.
Many of us were taught this way, so we remember how little
these practices contributed to conceptual development. These
traditional strategies stem from the assumption that students
absorb the meanings of many science terms simply by writing
the words and their definitions. To many English-speaking
pupils science words seem like a new language, and to English
language learners, these words are a new language.
The job of science education is to teach pupils how to use
thematic patterns of science to communicate meanings, talking
science to solve problems in writing or speaking about issues
in which science is relevant. The goal of helping students
learn to communicate about science is important, but we
must also be aware of potentially harmful messages that can
be unconsciously communicated to our students. As science
educators, we not only teach science but we may communicate
a mystique of science attitude, promoting the idea that science
is authoritative, impersonal and humorless, lacking creativity or
values. This communicates a view that scientists are experts
or them, rather than seeing ourselves as scientists.
Science time in schools is often limited, and as a result
teachers find it difficult to include science vocabulary instruction
to help students make sense of text. In addition, teachers are
often eager to teach content, and consequently provide only a
brief introduction of science terms.
The suggestions in this article are designed to enhance
science vocabulary development for English proficient pupils,
pupils who depend on school to learn academic English, and
English language learners. By using these strategies, teachers
can begin to help all pupils engage in the language of science.
(Turn to page 20)

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Sa isyung ini, boot kong ihiras an


sarong istoryang pang-aki, may titulong:
An Halipot na Buhay ni Ugang Ugama
Garo pelikulang nagdadalagan sa
isip ni Ugang Ugama an manlaen-laen
na eksenang ini:
Sarong gadan na idong inapon sa
salog dangan pagduta kaini sa tubig,
nagkarab-katab palangoy sa pangpang
Pinatiti an dugo kan ido nganing
ipinta sa lalawgon kan sarong imahen.
Si pinintahan na imahen iyo an sentro
asin poon kan taon-taon na kasiributan
na hinahalat, dinadalan asin inoosip kan
mga gurang sa mga sunod asin sararadit
na ugama na yaon sa pangpang kan
salog.
Tanog nin purutukan. Sarong hoben
an tinamaan nin badil nin sarong lalaki
na may darang banderang puti asin may
pulang bilog sa tahaw.
Mga nagtatangis na kababaihan,
hinahanap si imahen na sa huringhuding pinaikit nin sarong Para Dama.
Nagragaak na kahoy, dangan

Dis*Karte
*Kusyon
*Kurso
FRANK PEONES JR.
nagkahurulog
na
mga
tawo,
nagkikiribig-kibig sa tubig.
Banderitas
nin
mga
inumon
nin tunay na lalaki, mabukas na
subdivision, tarpaulin nin review sa
IELTS.
Nagkakaway na artista na nagin
politiko sa ibabaw kan pagoda. Nasabit
ini sa sarong milyones de pesos na
anomalya.
Garo natutong na rolyo nin lumang

pelikula an mga eksena, napundo sa


isip ni Ugang Ugama.
Sa masunod na eksena, nahiling
niya an sadiri niya na nakikitinikling
sa sarong dakulaon na batbat na may
mga ngipon na kinakalkal an irarom
kan salog.
Dikta
nin
pangangaipong
mabuhay, naisip niya si saindang
lungib sa pangpang kan salog.
Marikas
siyang
nagkamang
pasiring digdi alagad dai niya
maipaliwanag kun tano ta garo
matagason na gapo na ini.
Dai na si saindang mga lungib,
magin si mga kapareho niyang
ugama.
Dai niya naman narisa kan bigla
siyang makaiba sa kinakalkal kan
batbat na mga ngipon.
Dai naman niya naiosip an
manongod kan batbat na may ngipon,
asin an matagas na pangpang.
Gabos na ini dara niya kasabay
kan saiyang pagkarunot.

Peafrancia Fiesta
At the time of writing, the Peafrancia
Fiesta has officially started with the traslacion or the processional transfer of the image of the Virgen de Peafrancia and the
icon of El Divino Rostro from the Peafrancia Shrine to the Naga Cathedral. Although
there were other public activities related to
the festivity that preceded the traslacion,
the formal start of the religious festivity is
heralded by the traditional procession. It is
the start of the novena for the Patrona del
Bicol. It is a tradition that has a history dating back more than three hundred years
ago in 1712 when a Spanish priest, Padre
Miguel Robles de Covarrubias, introduced
the devotion in Ciudad de Nueva Caceres
(now Naga City).
The traditional traslacion is not an ordinary procession. It is a procession that
is more than one kilometer in length and
takes several hours to complete. It is participated by thousands of devotees that
include the voyadores, members of religious congregations, students from various Catholic and secular schools, civic organizations and law enforcers. The image
of the Patroness of Bicol is seems to float
in the sea of people struggling to carry it
to its destination. The difficulty of trying to
maneuver in the crowd is already a form
of penitence in itself but some do not see
it this way. Some are more interested in
grandstanding such as the drunkards who
are picking fights with the voyadores and
policemen.
On the other hand, there are still those
who realize the solemnity of the religious

TIP
OF AN
ICE
BERG
HOMAR MURILLO

Email: homar.murillo@gmail.com
occasion in the midst of consumerist distractions that include the various religious
items such as souvenirs and statues that
are being peddled by ambulant vendors
in the streets. Aside from the members of
religious congregations such as nuns and
priests, the pious conservatives also include the laity or ordinary church members
but they mostly belong to the more senior
demographic sector of society. There are
very few from among the youth who truly
appreciate the solemn religious purpose of
the fiesta. For many, it only means longer
vacation, sumptuous banquets, endless
parades, pageants, public entertainments,
carnivals, bargained items and time for socialization. The off tangent attitude of the
younger generation is but the result of the
commercialization of the festivity.
The Peafrancia Fiesta is arguably the
most jovial celebration in Naga City every
year. The public mood is generally very

optimistic and gregarious for almost the


entire month of September. Even those
who are non-Catholics are influenced
by the joyful ambience of the festivity.
As one of my agnostic-atheist friends
said in a comment to one of my Facebook posts:
I actually enjoyed walking alone a
while ago, capturing toddlers geared up
as voyador, bruskoness of the drunken
masters, the multitude of random people, and the light of hope I saw from the
devotos' eyes upon seeing Ina. The carnival, cool street vendors, and the busy
plaza make the fiesta vibe be felt. I don't
subscribe to the idea of devotion and
religiosity but I don't have to be an ass
in front of everyone. We all are bound
to enjoy the spirit of being one through
enjoying this short time of the year. I enjoyed being here. I enjoyed being a Nagueo. ~Michael Bernardo Golez
The appeal of the Peafrancia fiesta
is almost universal as a cultural event.
You do not need to be a devout Catholic to enjoy it. The deeper symbolisms
and meanings of the fiesta as a religious
devotion are externally expressed in the
simple acts of hospitality to strangers.
For instance, my father always prepares
a banquet for visitors in his house even
though he is not a Catholic.
The Peafrancia fiesta tradition is
likely to remain for at least 300 more
years to come. It is engrained in our
cultural heritage and in our collective
psyche.

COMMENTARY

Voyadores need not be drunk


Despite the usual briefings conducted
by church authorities for voyadores who
will accompany the image of Our Lady of
Peafrancia during her annual feast, discipline among them often go astray when
they being participants in the Traslacion
and fluvial procession.
A major reason for this condition is that
not a few of them drink hard liquor before
the religious procession. Some of them
claimed that the practice helps them in
warding off fear of crowds or the smell of
sweat among those carrying the icon.
For those swimming along the Naga
River during the fluvial procession the
usual defensive answer that drinking liquor prevents them from experiencing
cold while floating along with the Pagoda.
This way, the solemnity of the religious
ceremony is shelved behind amid the
frenzy of excited pilgrims and devotees of
the miraculous Virgin of Peafrancia. The
procession becomes unruly, devoid of respect to a revered Patroness and Mediatrix to receiving favors from the Almighty.
Definitely, there is need for more discipline among the voyadores. They cannot afford to continue the malpractice of

showing the disrespect to their Ina of


Bicolandia. Always, respect is due to be
given to the Blessed Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.
In the past, a caged police wagon follows the procession lumping inside the
drunks who disturb the procession. They
are detained and released after the religious rites.
On the other hand, provided as escorts to the procession are policemen
and sometimes with the assistance of
military personnel. A sound system is
also installed in a vehicle following the
Virgins image to give instructions in order that the route may not go wayward
to prevent the andas from swerving
in various directions or falling down on
the street where the procession passes
through.
There is nothing in expressing joy and
cheerfulness during the Peafrancia fiesta celebrations. But what should be
placed firmly in the minds of the voyadores is that their cooperation is needed
to maintain an orderly behavior while
trodding along with the miraculous icon
of the Virgin.

Ordinarily, barangay officials are allowed to have their constituents join the
procession. Barangay tanods are also
deployed along the route of the procession to maintain discipline among the
procession participants.
Traslacion or the transfer of the Virgin of Peafrancia image last Friday
(September 9). She was carried once
more by voyadores on their shoulders
from the Peafrancia Shrine to the
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, where
a 9-day novena will be conducted by
pilgrims and devotees.
On the following Saturday, the festivity will be climaxed by the fluvial
procession alon the Naga River. This
activity is the finale, the happy ending
of the celebration.
Pilgrims and devotees will once
more line up both banks of the river,
kneeling down and praying, lighting
candles and at the same time waving
their handkerchiefs as the pagoda of
the Virgin passes them by.
Again, to the fiesta-goers: Viva la
Virgen! Viva el Divino Rostro! Mabuhay
to the Reina del Bicol.

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Fiesta Greetings from:

BIKOL REPORTER

Fiesta Greetings from:

The NUCUM
FAMILY

LYDIA GAURANO AO
and Family

Reno, Nevada, USA

Ragay, Camarines Sur

VIVA LA
VIRGEN!
Greetings from:

The GENIOS
FAMILY
Nevada, USA
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BIKOL REPORTER

ARCHDIOCESE
OF CACERES

Pilgrim City of Naga,


Philippines

MESSAGE
It is my joy to
welcome all the pilgrims
and devotees of Our
Lady of Peafrancia to
the celebration of the
Peafrancia Festivity in this year 2016.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has declared this
year to be a Jubilee Year of Mercy. He writes that
Jesus of Nazareth is the face of the Fathers mercy
(MV 1). This revelation is an invitation to an intimate
communion with Jesus to know deeply Gods mercy
by His words, actions and person. Thus, in this
celebration of the feast of our INA, we are invited
again to rediscover and find meaning in the mystery
of mercy that we experience in Christ Jesus. The
constant contemplation of the mystery of mercy in our
lives is wellspring of joy, serenity and peace.
The role of our INA is important. She is called the
Mother of Mercy (Mater Misericoriae). It is through her
that we find our way to her Son Jesus. To journey with
her in this live is also to find our way to the Father
through Jesus, her Son. To come to her aid is an
assurance of the way to Gods mercy.
May this celebration of our Feast let us to grow
more intimately into Christ and look sincerely into the
eyes of our brothers, including those denied of their
dignity.
I pray for meaningful Fiesta for everyone! With my
blessing
Viva la Virgen!

+ ROLANDO J. TRIA TIRONA, O.C.D.


Archbishop of Caceres

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OUR LADY OF
PEAFRANCIA

BASILICA MINORE and


NATIONAL SHRINE
Archdiocese of Caceres
Naga City

MESSAGE
Three years ago, the
CBCP inaugurated the
nine-year preparation for
the Quinquennial of Christianity in the Philippines by focusing each year on one of
the Nine Pastoral Priorities for New Evangelization. This
year 2016, which has been declared by Pope Francis an
extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, focuses on the Eucharist and the Family. For this reason, our annual regional
celebration of the Solemnities of the Divino Rostro and Our
Lady of Peafrancia adopts as its general theme: Jesus
Christ, the face of Gods mercy, nourishes the family in the
Eucharist.
The sacrament of Christs Body and Blood, spiritual
nourishment for us in our pilgrimage on earth towards the
heavenly banquet, nurtures our configuration to Christ begun in Baptism and gently prompts us faithful observance
of the Lords new commandment to loved one another as I
have loved you. As the wellspring of Gods love and compassion, mercy and forgiveness, the Eucharist invites unceasingly to conversion and renewal.
In Jubilee of Blessings, Mission of Renewal, the CBCP
Pastoral Exhortation for the Jubilee of Mercy and Year of
the Family and the Eucharist (November 29, 2015) indicating the focus for 2016, the CBCP President Archbishop
Villegas, exhorts the Filipino Catholic faithful: If we want
renewal, let us learn to kneel again in body, in heart and attitude. Begging for mercy, we kneel in repentance. Adoring
the Eucharist, we kneel down and worship. With humble
service, we kneel in the family and wash one anothers
feet. If we dream of renewal, let us kneel again in repentance, in adoration and in service.
With INA, Our Lady of Peafrancia, and all Catholic families, let us bend our knees before the sublime sacrament of
her Sons Body and Blood to be nourished and sustained
by the food of angels as we struggle daily in this valley of
tears to be merciful as the heaveny Father is merciful.

REV. MSGR. RODEL M. CAJOT, PC


Vicar General and Rector

THE METROPOLITAN
CATHEDRAL
and PARISH OF ST. JOHN
THE EVANGELIST
Elias Angeles Street, Pilgrim
City of Naga

MESSAGE
I would like to express our
warmest greetings and cordial
welcome to all the devotees,
pilgrims and visitors to the Naga
Metropolitan Cathedral as we celebrate once agan the regional festivities
in honor of Our Lady of Peafrancia and the Divino Rostro.
This years theme: Jesus Christ, the face of Gods mercy, nourishes
the family in the Eucharist (Si Jesu-Cristo an lawog kan pagkaherak kan
Dios,nagpapakakan kan Eucaristia sa Familia), incorporates into it two
other events which we also joyfully celebrate this year: the Extraordinary
Jubilee Year of Gods mercy as well as the Year of the Family in the
Eucharist.
As I reflect on this in relation to our devotion to Ina, the image that
strongly comes to mind is the continuous stream of pilgrims and visitors
during the nine days that Her image is with us here at the Cathedral.
Visiting Ina especially during the Peafrancia festivities and lining up to
touch her manto, look almost like second nature to Bicolanos. But for
them, this by itself would not be enough if they, amidst the crowd and
through the heat, have failed to attend any of the Masses being offered.
This is the reason why in one of the pastoral letters leading up to the
tercentenary celebration of our devotion to Ina, the title aptly says it all: ,,,
principalmente a la Misa. The devotion to our Lady of Peafrancia for the
Bicolano is oriented towards the Eucharist and always joined to it. Our Ina
puts us in touch with Gods mercy leads us to Jesus offered as Eucharistic
and always joined to it. Our Ina puts us in touch with Gods mercy, leads
us to Jesus offered as Eucharistic food for the spiritual nourishment of her
children, particularly the Bicolano families so devoted to her.
Let us then be led more deeply by our Ina into the mysteries of the
Eucharist, and be nourished by its inexhaustible riches. And there in the
Eucharist, heeding thecall of our bishops, let us kneel down humble and
repentant, asking for Gods mercy, in silent adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament, in compassion for our fellow wounded sinners. In contrition
for our sins against Mother Nature, in sorrow for our abuses against the
weak and vulnerable, in atonement for the countless profane actions
against the Holy Eucharist, for the sacrilege and desecration and
especially for our indifference and lack of solidarity towards the poor in
our midst. In this providential year of Gods manifold graces and blessing,
may every Filipino Christian family find true renewal in the Eucharist.
May our Ina, the mother of mercy, who once held in her womb the
living bread come down from heaven keep the Filipino Christian family
find true renewal in the Eucharist.
May our Ina, the mother of mercy, who once held in her womb the
living bread come down from heaven, keep the Filipino family in her
maternal love and protection.
Viva la Virgen! Viva el Divino Rosro!
REV. MSGR. NOE P. BADIOLA, P.C.
Parish Priest

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DA 5 launches Brown4good Challenge


By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

PILI, Camarines Sur


--- Pursuant to its Riceponsible campaign, the
Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Office
here launched recently the
Brown4good challenge. The
said advocacy aims to utilize
the social media as a vehicle
to promote the utilization
of brown rice as part of the
daily food consumption of
each Filipino family.
DA launched the campaign
in partnership with the Philippine Rice Research Institute
(PhilRice).
PhilRice-Bicol Senior Science research specialist Rona
Dollentes in her presentation enumerated the four (4)
reasons why there is a need
to promote the goodness of
brown rice: for our health, for
the farmers since brown rice
production can double their
income, for the country since

it will promote rice sufficiency, and for the Filipinos for


it will give them their much
needed nourishment.
Anchored on these four
reasons, DA OIC Regional
Executive Director Elena B.
Delos Santos enjoined everyone to take an active part
in disseminating the information by using the #brown4good and #region5 hashtags
to popularize the utilization of
brown rice by tagging every
friends and relatives to join
the said challenge via Facebook and other social networking sites.
DA is promoting the utilization of brown rice since it
carries with it a lot of nutritional values. It has high protein content, dietary fiber, Vitamin V and E and many other
nutritional worth as compared
to white rice. I wish to thank
our stakeholders who came

DA OIC Regional Executive Director Elena B. Delos Santos and members of the media, from left: Mylce Mella of ABS-CBN,
Grace Inocentes of DWNX, and Ana-Liza Macatangay of PIA-Camarines Sur.

over to witness this launching,


and the members of the media
as our partners in disseminating this valuable information
to everyone.
DA is aiming to reach
50,000 hashtags until October
21 in time for the National
Rice Awareness month this
coming November. For every
hashtag, there will be one less

fortunate Filipino who will be


fed.
DA Regional Spokesperson Emily Bordado stated that
the basic premise of the challenge is for every consumer
to take a photo of the brown
rice, either while cooking it or
eating it in their favorite restaurants or at home, then take
a selfie or post the brown rice

in their FB or any social media accounts like Instagram


or twitter using the caption
#Brown4 good #Region5.
The campaign also endeavors to increase the production
of brown rice in the country
and help heal the nourishment
deficiency amongst millions
of Filipinos.
Brown rice is not a variety

but a paddy or white rice that


did not go through the intensive polishing that made it retain the bran that also contributes to its brown color. It was
also found out that brown rice
helps reduce the risk for Type
II diabetes, contains lower
glycemic index as compared
to white rice and has higher
dietary values among others.

Irigas 48th Foundation Anniversary graced with fine weather


By JOKEE BOTOR-REYES

Mayor ALFELOR

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It was predicted that Saturday, September 3 would


be a rainy day. It turned out
to be very sunny and a fine
day indeed. All roads led to
the city as over fifty elementary and secondary private
and public schools in the
city and in the neighboring
Rinconada area joined the

parade and in the various


competitions which lasted
the whole day amidst a very
fine sunny September day.
The full force of the citys
36 barangays, POs. NGOs,
socio-civic and religious organizations as well as the
different business establishments in the city likewise
joined the parade.
The day was started with a

Concelebrated Mass followed


by a long civic and military
parade followed by a dance
platoon competition and
highlighted with the majorettes-DLC-LED dance squad
cheerleading competition.
This years charter anniversary celebration also featured the 4th Mayor Madel
Yorobe Alfelor International
Tennis Club Tournament,

blood letting, Belly Gud


awarding rite, Seminar Workshop on Policy Making Ordinance Drafting on Child Protection Mechanism Standard;
SPEd Caravan for a Cause,
Parent Education Forum, Fun
Galore and Search for Mr. and
Ms. Exceptional 2016, Zumba
Concert, 10 Miles Solidarity
Run and Mt.Asog Mountain
Bike Xtreme Challenge.

Mayor Madelaine Yorobe


Alfelor led the city celebration. She was supported by
Vice-Mayor Jose SG. Villanueva, Jr and the member of
the Sangguniang Panlungsod
ng Iriga and the city department heads. She expressed
her jubilation and unending
thanks to all those who came
to witness and participate in
the celebration.

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Street dancers from Tiwi win Ibalong festival tilt


By EMMANUEL P. SOLIS

LEGAZPI CITY --Street dancers from the geothermal town of Tiwi in Albay reprised their winning
form last year to grab the
crown anew in street dancing competition of the Ibalong festival, a non-religious
fiesta showcasing Legazpi
City as a major tourist destination.
Traffic paralyzed the side
streets of the city, where motorists converged and walked
their way home, as the competitors, along with their
floats and props, gobbled the
six-kilometer stretch of the
street dance parade route, that
started at Pearanda St. in Old
Albay, seat of the provincial
capitol, and ended at Quezon
Avenue in this citys Central
Business District (CBD).

The grand champion,


Tiwi Central Schools Tribu
Tigbi, clinched top spots in
three other categories in the
competition. It was best in
costume and props, second
in movements and choreography and third place in music
and sounds.
Tiwi town, a rich source
of geothermal energy in the
country, is also known for its
pottery making industry that
has been enhanced by modern
technology.
During the street dance,
the 11 contingents composed of ensembles of young,
school-age dancers, six of
them competing and five in
non-competition,
unfurled
their jubilant rhythm amid
thunderous drum rolls that
started at 2:00 p.m. and ended
just as dusk descended on the
city.

The Tiwi dancers bested


five other contingents coming
from Legazpi City and some
municipalities of Albay and
its two neighboring provinces
of Sorsogon and Camarines
Sur to get the top prize in the
silver year anniversary of the
festival that highlighted the
regions ancient origins as depicted by its Ibalong epic.

The epic, Bicols major contribution to Philippine folklore, has three major superheroes, Baltog,
Handyong and Baltong.
Immortalized in a monument along Lapu-Lapu St. in
this citys CBD, the Ibalong
heroes hog space in the citys
skyline, along with new highrise Ayala Mall and pioneer-

ing retail chain Liberty Commercial Center, popularly


known as LCC, making them
an everyday reality in the
lives of the current generation
of Bicolanos.
Participants to the street
dance competition, that included five non-competing
contingents, wore costumes
crafted from indigenous ma-

terials and prepared props


and music that were in sync
with the exploits of the three
warriors.
In the epic popularized
by the late Bicolano scholar
Merito Espinas, each of the
three heroes has to face and
defeat a nemesis. For Baltog,
it is Tandayag, the gigantic
(Turn to page 21)

Jollibee Naga Panganiban


Landline # 473-4444 472-2288
Cellphone # 0908-981-0318

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Happy Fiesta!
VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Greetings from:

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2016

Sa kafiestahan kan satuyang Mahal na INA Nuestra


Seora de Peafrancia, mapasatuya man lugod an
Bendisyon nin Kagurangnan Hesukristo!

VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

JM-COFER
FERMIN MABULO CONSTRUCTION
& SUPPLY
and Family
Mayor

San Fernando, Camarines Sur

Bagumbayan, Naga City

Makisumaro sa kafiestahan kan satuyang Mahal


na INA Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.

MAOGMANG FIESTA SA GABOS!


VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Engr. & Mrs. GARY R. BRIAGAS


Nee: Mayet Butihi
Children:

Ma. Nerissa (Manette) CPA


Myra Mae (Ybon) BS Management
Mark Edgar (Mark) CPA
Christine Maude (Tin) RN
Sheena May (Sheena) Civil Engineer
Concepcion Grande, Naga City

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Happy Fiesta!

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!


Greetings from:

VAHNA TRADING

Mr. & Mrs. JOEL M. VERGARA & Family


Zone 3, Banga Caves, Ragay, Camarines Sur

Madya irokyaw niato an kapistahan kan Mahal na 'Ina' Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!


Maogmang Fiesta sa gabos.

PARTIDO CONSTRUCTION & SUPPLY


Engr. & Mrs. ABNER FERRER
Matacla, Goa, Camarines Sur

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!


Maogmang fiesta sa gabos!
Engr. SALVACION LORA C. DELEA
Asst. District Engineer
DPWH 1st Engineering District Office
Baras, Canaman, Camarines Sur

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

ACBUL STEEL CENTER


Engr. DON C. BULAONG - Proprietor/Manager
Door 18, Bldg. 8, PLDC Building, Roxas Avenue, Diversion Road, Naga City
Telephone No. (054) 873-00-74

Mabuhay si INA an patrona kan Bikolandia!


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!
Nee:

Engr. & Mrs. EDUARDO A. ALEJO JR.

DEBBIE ESTRAERO

Children: Alwyin

& Ivy, Alymer, Alyson

Naga City

Welcome devotees, pilgrims to the annual feast of Our Lady of Peafrancia.

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

EDROX CONSTRUCTION INC.


Naga City

Maogmang fiesta sa gabos na mga debotos, bisitas sa pagcelebrar ki INA.

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

ENGR. ALICE B. MAGISTRADO


Planning & Design Section & Staff
DPWH Cam. Sur 3rd District Engineering Office
Caraycayon,Tigaon, Camarines Sur

To all devotees, visitors and guests, welcome to the Pilgrim City of Naga.

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

ENGR. & MRS. ERLY M. TEXON


Nee: Elsie Brutas MT II

Children: EARL FRANCIS RN; SHEENA LESLIE RN; ELIANE MADELLE RN


EARL JOHN BSP; ELISSE MAE - HS (PSHS) Partido Campus
Lagonoy, Camarines Sur

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Mga debotos, visitas madya


irokyaw niato an kapistahan
kan Patrona Bikolandia
Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.

VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Fiesta Greetings from:

E.S. Bihag Construction and Supply


Alcantara Street, Poblacion West, Ocampo, Camarines Sur

Tel. No. 054-472-32-76 0908-880-9585 0932-844-6530

Welcome devotees and guests to the Pilgrim City of Naga!

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

HAPPY
FIESTA!
BIMBO CONSTRUCTION & SUPPLY
WILFREDO BIMBO DE LEON JR.
Owner

Naga Yard IN FRONT OF NAGA HOLY MAJOR SEMINARY


Concepcion Pequea, Naga City

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Lugod mapasatuya an bendisyon kan Mahal na INA Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

LAHDETH CONSTRUCTION & SUPPLY


Mayor Anthony Lahbas Reyes

Engr. Odessa A. Reyes


Proprietress

Happy Fiesta sa Gabos!


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Engr. ROY L. GIANAN & FAMILY


Naga City

Maogmang irokyaw niato an kafiestahan ni Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!
Fiesta Greetings from: Engr. & Mrs. RICHARD E.P. RAGRAGIO
Asst. District Engineer, DPWH 2nd District Engineering Office
Children: Jeffrey Richard Richard Benedict Abigail

VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Happy Fiesta sa gabos!

Mr. & Mrs. CHARLEMAGNE SEECHUNG


Nee: Suzette Bolalin
Naga City

Ipadagos an Diyosnon na pagtubod ki INA, an patrona kan Bikolandia.


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

RONIN SHEN BERMUNDO


San Alfonso Homes, Pacol, Naga City

Welcome, devotees, pilgrims, visitors and guests to the Pilgrim City of Naga.
VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!
Fiesta greetings from: ATTY. IMELDA S. REYES GUERRERO
NOTARIO PUBLICO
Chilren: Emil Harold & Eli Harold

Arana St. Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Naga City 0917 327 7940

Maogmang pagcelebrar sa kafiestahan kan Mahal na Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia!


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Engr. & Mrs. ALEJANDRO S. ARNEDO and Family


Legazpi City

Sa kafiestahan ni INA mag arang kita na maging matoninong, maogma an fiesta.


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Mr. & Mrs. BERNARDO T. PECUNDO


Children: BERNADETTE

ROI DRANREB

BRIGETTE
REI DOMINIC

Gabon, Polangui, Albay

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PNP steps up illegal fishing drive


LEGAZPI CITY --- The
Philippine National Police
(PNP) Bicol regional office
has proven to be an unstoppable force in thwarting illegal activities, on land and
at sea, evident this time
with the success of a recent
seaborne police operations
against illegal fishing in Sorsogon, which resulted in the
arrest of 15 fishermen.
Around 11:00 pm last September 4, the said seaborne
operation was conducted
along the territorial waters
of Barangay Biton in Magallanes, Sorsogon, with the
combined forces of the PNP
and the Bantay-Dagat of Magallanes led by Mayor Augusto Manuel Ragragio. The
raid nabbed fifteen fishermen,
which were all identified to be
residents of Bulan, Sorsogon.
The fishermen, one of
whom is still a minor, were
caught in the act of illegally
catching fish with the use of
ring nets (an active fishing
gear locally known as kubkob), which is in violation of
sections 86 and 95 of Republic Act 10654 or An Act to
Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. After the
operation, the fishermen were
taken to Magallanes police
headquarters for booking and
for disposition of their fishing
paraphernalia.
The abovementioned raid
in Sorsorgon is one of many
police ops of the intensified
anti-illegal fishing campaign,

as ordered by PNP Bicol regional director CSupt. Ramon Buenafe. As directed by


Buenafe, all provincial directors are to continuously monitor and conduct aggressive
anti-illegal fishing operations
within their areas of responsibilities.
Buenafe
ordered
a
strengthened drive against il-

legal fishing by having the


regions police force intercept
all vessels being used in illegal fishing activities, and apprehend all those engaging in
unlawful fishing.
From January 1 to August
22 of this year, PNP-Bicol
has conducted a total of 102
legitimate anti-illegal fishing
operations from the provinces

of the Bicol region. As of last


month, these operations have
yielded a total of 449 arrests
and 82 cases were filed.
Of the 102 police operations, two are from Albay,
seven from Camarines Norte,
17 from Camarines Sur, 47
are from Sorsogon, and Masbate had 29 police ops. During the said operations, the

authorities also intercepted 91


fishing vessels, 17 compressors and 736 kilograms of assorted fishes were confiscated.
With the success the campaign has been garnering,
Buenafe lauded all the local
police for their relentless efforts against illegal fishing on
their jurisdictions.
He also ordered all police

stations to always adhere to


the mandate of protecting the
marine resources from any
form of illegal fishing activity
through strict enforcement of
the Republic Act 8550, otherwise known as The Philippine
Fisheries Code of 1998 and
all other city and municipal
ordinances on protecting the
marine life. -MAL/JBE-PIA5

VIVA LA VIRGEN!

PEAFRANCIA FIESTA

Fiesta Greetings from:

Greetings from:

YEN MARAS BELTRAN


and Family

ARIEL GENIO
and Family

West Covina, California, USA

Coquitlam, British Columbia

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VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2016

HAPPY FIESTA!

NAGA PLANT

NBBR - Naga City

Concepcion Pequea, Naga City

HAPPY FIESTA!
VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

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Phl External Auditors nat'l convention set


The nationwide organization of external auditors
will hold its annual convention in Iloilo City on
September 22-23, 2016 at
the plush Iloilo Convention
Center.
The convention
theme is REGIONAL INTEGRATION, Right Here,
Right Now!
According to CPA-Lawyer Arminda T. AcyatanGuerrero, 2016 National
Convention Chair, the Keynote Speaker will be Sen.
Franklin M. Drilon now
Senate President Pro-tempore. He will be introduced by
George V. Villaruz, incumbent president of the Assn. of
CPAs in Public Practice (ACPAPP). The Welcome Key
will be turned over to ACPAPP by Mayor Jed Patrick
E. Mabilog of Iloilo City.
The two-day annual gathering of audit and consultancy practitioners is a combination of fellowship and
technical updates. There are
offered tourism visits to nearby sites including Boracay
Beach and nearby Guimaras
Island.
Among the topics and
speakers are: Tax Administration and Reforms (Atty. Benedict R. Tugonon of TMAP),
SRC Rule 68 (as amended)
and New Financial Reporting
Rules (SEC Commissioner
Antonieta F. Ibe), Partnership
of External Auditors and BSP
(BSP Director Lyn L. Javier),

Ethics and Governance (Atty.


Ma. Gracia Casals-Diaz),
and Latest BOA Resolutions
(BOA Member Gerard B.
Sanvictores).
Other relevant topics for
take-up are: Personal Excellent Integrity and Values
(noted author Mr. Francis
Kong), The New Auditors
Report (Enrico E. Baluyut),
and The New PFRS (Jose-

phine Adrienne A. Abarca).


Aside from Convention
chairperson Acyatan-Guerrero the ANC Committee includes Enrico Baluyut (Technical Session), Jose Pepito
Zabat III (Overall Ads/Sponsorship), Cristina Gemora
(Fellowship Night), Maria
Antoniette
Mariano-Cruz
(Overall Resolutions). Executive Vice President (2017

national president) J. Carlitos


Cruz is the Liaison Director
for the ANC Convention.
Under the New Accountancy Law, just becoming
a CPA (passing the Board
Exam) is not enough for
one to be an External Auditor. A new CPA wishing to
be an external auditor must
undergo actual practice in
an established accounting

firm for three years doing


meaningful work. External
auditors need accreditation
by the Board of Accountancy-Professional Regulation
Commission.
If his audited financial
statements are for submission to BIR and/or with the
Securities and Exchange
Commission, the auditor
must be accredited by said

regulatory bodies.
Other
regulators separately requiring accreditation are the
Insurance Commission, National Electrification Administration, and the Cooperative
Development Authority. Accreditation requires completion of necessary training
units (CPE) from PRC-BOA
authorized training entities.
-Tony Acyatan

Welcome pilgrims, devotees, and guests to the


annual feast of Our Lady of Peafrancia.

Lugod magin matuninong an pagcelebrar niyato


kan kapistahan kan satuyang mahal na INA
Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.

VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

VIVA LA VIRGEN!
VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

VICTOR BICHARA
& SONS, INC.
Emily Arcade, Bichara Mall

VICTOR JUN BICHARA


General Manager

Naga City

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PHILWORKS
CONSTRUCTION
& SUPPLY
Ms. GRACE B. DE LEON
Proprietor/Manager

Enrile Subd. Concepcion Grande, Naga City

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Bicol hosts consultation on 6-Year Youth Plan


LEGAZPI CITY --At least 54 stakeholders
composed of representatives from national government agencies, local
government units, nongovernment organizations and youth organizations will gather on
Friday next week, Sept.
19, here to take part in
regional consultation on
the crafting of Philippine
Youth Development Plan
2017-2022.
Bicol regional head
Nydia Delfin of the National Youth Commission
(NYC), stakeholders will

provide the inputs and


craft provisions to complete the 6-year PYDP
which shall provide policy
and program direction for
the development and participation of the Filipino
youth in nation.
Earlier, NYC chair
Aiza Sequerra said the
Commission needs to
come-up with a coherent and pro-youth PYDP
that identifies strategies
to effectively address key
issues especially those affecting the youth sector,"
Delfin recalled.
The PYDP 2017-2022,

according to her, shall be


formulated through a participatory and inclusive
approach to identify the
following: (a) key issues
facing the youth, (b) opportunities enabling conditions, proposed strategies and policies which
government, other duty
bearers and stakeholders
should further create and
provide (c) the role of the
Filipino youth as rights
holders and duty bearers.
Bringing the PYDP to
the grassroots is just the
first step in bringing the
NYC closer to its clien-

tele. Starting this year, the


NYC will be more reachable and accessible for the
Filipino youth. Sequerra
added.

The Bicol regional consultation is the seventh leg


simultaneously scheduled
with Region II among the
series of consultations

throughout the 18 regions


of the country that started
last August 31 until October 5, 2016. -MAL/NYC
Bicol/PIA5/Albay

AdN HS 56 elects new officers


The Ateneo de Naga
HS Class 56 elected
their new set of officers
for the next 3 years.
Elected were Sim Bonacua president; Vince
Alparan vice president; Tony Amparado
secretary; Ed Dayao
treasurer; and Alnor de
la Rosa auditor.
Among the participants
the new officers pledged

Sim BONACUA

to pursue include regular


class pilgrimages, classmates home visitations,
assistance to seminarians
and benefits to poor classmates.
As of the last count
during the class Diamond Jubilee celebration,
March 30-31, this year,
some 72 classmates were
accounted for residing in
the country and abroad.

PLAZA QUINCE MARTIRES WI-FI

The Naga City Public WiFi Access of the City Government is now available at Plaza
Quince Martires with no usernames, no passwords needed. By next week the Naga City
information Technolgy Office will activate WIFI access at Plaza Quezon and Rizal.

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Happy Fiesta sa gabos.


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Philippine Institute of Certified


Public Accountants (PICPA)
Camarines Sur Foundation
Mga nagpaabot nin maogma asin Diyosnon na pagcelebrar nin
kafiestahan kan Mahal na INA Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia.
VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Auditor BOY

TUQUERO JR.
& FAMILY
Naga City

Maogmang Fiesta sa gabos!


VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Engr. NESTOR &


Mrs. JOY VELASCO
Sta. Lucia, Magarao, Camarines Sur

Happy fiesta!
VIVA LA VIRGEN! VIVA EL DIVINO ROSTRO!

Greetings from:

AB OPEA BUILDERS
ENGR. & MRS. ANDREW OPEA - PICE
Owner

4th Street, Parkview Village, San Felipe, Naga City


Tel. Nos. (054) 881-01-17 * 499-00-92
Planning, Design & Estimate, Strucutral Analysis,
Project Supervision, Steel Fabricator / Erector / General Contractor

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20 BIKOL REPORTER

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2016

SSS branches open on all Saturdays this September


By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY
NAGA CITY --- The Social Security System (SSS)
branches in Iriga City and
Legazpi City have extended
service hours to the four
Saturdays of this month to
assist member-borrowers
in settling their past due
loans to the system.
The extended service
hours cover September 3,
10, 17 and 24 will not only

be dedicated for payment


but also for the acceptance
of other Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) applications as well as other selected
transactions.
In a press release, SSS
vice president for Luzon Bicol Division Nilo D. Despuig
stated that the special Saturday schedules for this month
are for those who do not have

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES . . .
English language learners have the added burden of trying to
learn science in a language they have not yet mastered.4 The
increase of English language learners in schools has spawned
research about elementary students and science vocabulary
that focuses on ELL students and curriculum.5 Many teachers
mistakenly believe that ELL students must first learn English
before learning science and fail to understand cultural influences
on learning.6
Through hands-on inquiry instruction, all students can
develop context-based content knowledge along with language
development. Lee, Buxton, Lewis, & LeRoy identify inquirybased science instruction as beneficial to students in the
following ways: a) students participate in activities as they
learn vocabulary, b) students work collaboratively and interact
with others about science content, and c) hands-on activities
offer students written, oral, graphic, and kinesthetic forms of
expression.7 Coupled with science activities, intentional and
explicit vocabulary instruction can benefit both English proficient
and ELL childrens vocabulary and literacy development as
they learn science content.8 As students combine science
experiences with discussions of words uses and meanings,
their vocabulary and content knowledge can grow.
In order for students to develop scientific literacy, they need
to gain a knowledge of science content and practice scientific
habits of mind. Knowing science vocabulary supports the
development of these understandings.9 As Wellington and
Osborne point out, science teachers are (among other things)
language teachers.10
By using scientific terms and phrases during science
activities, science educators can model scientific thinking and
questioning, including the doubts and dilemmas that are part of
making sense of the world. The more opportunities we provide
for students to experience scientific endeavors, the more natural
their scientific talk will develop. Teachers can maximize these
opportunities by beginning with very young students.

the chance to drop by the SSS


offices on weekdays due to
their work schedules.
During these Saturdays,
the member-borrower can
file their LRP application and
avail of the affordable payment terms and also the condonation of penalties under
this program. They can also
update their SSS records,
form issuances, inquiries,
public assistance and status
verification, Despuig added.
Despuig also clarified that
the members need not wait
for the availment period to
expire as borrowers can now
file their LRP application at
the SSS Iriga and Legazpi
branches without worrying
that they would be late for
work.
This special offer is also
in line with the 59th SSS
anniversary celebration on
September 1 with the theme:
SSS at 59: Kaagapay at Kabalikat sa Pagbabago.
Iriga and Legazpi branch-

es are only two out of the


nine branches of SSS serving the member-borrowers
here in Bicol and responding
to its customers needs as it
endeavors to continually develop and uphold a feasible,
universal and equitable social
security protection to everyone. They are also among the
109 chosen offices nationwide directed to accept LRP
applications on the aforementioned schedules.
Interested LRP applicants
and those who intend to avail
of other SSS programs may
download application forms
at the SSS website at www.
sss.gov.ph. Members who are
registered at the My.SSS facility of the SSS website can
also view their SSS statement
of loan account and other
SSS records via the internet.
SSS Luzon Bicol Division
Senior Communications Analyst Quennie Joy S. Agsao
also encourages eligible borrowers to apply for the LRP

NCCA calls for


project proposals
NAGA CITY --- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
has encouraged stakeholders to submit project proposals for funding from the
commission for next year
that would help boost the
Philippine arts and culture.
NCCA Public Affairs and
Information Office head Rene
Napeas said the proposal that
can be submitted will fall on

VIVA LA VIRGEN!

two categories, that is, Category A includes projects


which have been conceptualized during the various levels
of planning workshops by its
various national committees,
while Category B calls for
project proposals conceptualized by proponents with due
consideration to the identified NCCA priorities and outcomes.
Napeas furthered that at
least ten common themes can
be considered by those who
are interested to submit their
proposal: (1) integrated and
area-based culture development projects; (2) institutionalization of culture-focused
program in the LGU ; (3) projects focused on culture and
environmental management
or CCA-DRR related projects;
(4) conduct of culture and arts
summit, congress and islandwide festivals and (5) support
for community arts festival.
Other themes include (6)
production of new creative
works and cultural studies; (7)
capability enhancement and /
or cultural exchange projects, (8) projects on cultural

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NAME OF DECEASED

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before the one-year availment period ends on April


27, 2017.
By availing the LRP,

members and their beneficiaries may enjoy the full


amount of their SSS benefits.

Republic of the Philippines


LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE
Province: Camarines Sur
City of Naga

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION


In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048,
a Notice is hereby served to the public that JULIANA J.
ABAD has filed with this Office, a Petition for Change of
First Name from JOHN HAROLD to CARL JASON in
the birth certificate of JOHN HAROLD ABAD, who was
born on 08 February 2003 at Naga City, Camarines Sur
and whose parents are ________________ and CIELO
JURADO ABAD.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may
file his written opposition with this office not later than
September 25, 2016.

(Sgd.) ALEXANDER M. CAYETANO


City Civil Registrar

BIKOL REPORTER
Published: September 11 and 18, 2016

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE


AMONG HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the
legitimate heirs of the late ROMEO C. LASTICA, who died
on December 31 1996 in Naga City without any will left
a parcel of land located at Barangay Peafrancia, Naga
City; that pursuant to Section 1, Rule 74 of the Revised
Rules of Court of the Philippines, the heirs all of legal
ages and with full capacity to contract agree to divide
and adjudicate among themselves said lot in pro indiviso
equal shares; that said Heirs hereby waive their rights,
interest and participation on said lot in favor of FRANCES
L. AGUILAR, her heirs, and successors-in-interest on the
mentioned lot; as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty.
Allain B. Gomez, Doc. No.372, Page No. 7, Book No. II,
Series of 2016.
BIKOL REPORTER
Published: September 11, 18 and 25, 2016

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE


Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the only
surviving heirs of the late ROGELIO N. TORMES, who died
in Naga City on April 17, 2003, without any will or testament
and no known debts left parcels of land covered by TCT No.
08-2015000113 that pursuant to Section 1, Rule 74 of the
Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the heirs all of legal
ages and with full capacity to contract agree to adjudicate
among themselves the land described pro indiviso; that for
and consideraion of the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
(P500,000.00) Philippine currency, the Heirs do hereby SELL,
CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto PEAFRANCIA
SUGAR MILL, Inc. represented by its President WILLIAM
T. ENRILE, its heirs assigns and successors in interest,
all our rights,, interest and participation on the described
parcels of land, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty.
Florencio R. Rosales, Doc. No.526, Page No. 39, Book No.
106, Series of 2015.
BIKOL REPORTER
Published: September 11, 18 and 25, 2016

FOR AUGUST

DATE OF INTERMENT

FORTUNATO B. CASAIS

AUGUST 6, 2016

SAMSON A. LUNAR

AUGUST 7, 2016

LUZ A. OXCIMA

AUGUST 13, 2016

RAMIL A. OQUENDO

AUGUST 13, 2016

ROSARIO V. VILLAFLOR

AUGUST 20, 2016

HANNA JEWEL C. BALBIDO

AUGUST 19, 2016

YOLANDA O. PATANO

AUGUST 21, 2016

CONSUELO G. NAZ

AUGUST 26, 2016

JAIME L. RAYNES

AUGUST 28, 2016

JESUS F. FLOR

AUGUST 29, 2016

CRISTINA S. PILARCA

AUGUST 30, 2016

SOCORRO B. TAM

AUGUST 29, 2016

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'TRASLACION' GENERALLY PEACEFUL . . .


mand center, was reactivated
by the City Government of
Naga to spearhead the close
command control, coordination and collaboration,
including the efficient communication system amongst
its member agencies during
the entire duration of the religious festivity.
This is to ensure the peaceful and ordinary conduct of
the festivitys undertaking is
particularly during the highlights of the celebration the
just conducted Traslacion
procession and the Fluvial

Procession on September 17,


Saturday. The images of El
Divino Rostro and Our Lady
of Peafrancia will stay at the
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
their provisional home until Saturday before it will be
brought back to the Basilica
Minore, also in time for the
last Novenary masses in honor of the Patroness of Bicolandia.
Naga City Mayor John
Bongat also lauded the various religious groups, school
and university heads, civic
organizations and the entire

team of JOC for contributing


to the successful conduct of
the procession. The Chief Executive hopes that the same
discipline and cooperation
will continue in all other activities especially during the
Fluvial Procession which will
transpire at the same stretch
of the historic Naga River.
Currently,
the
river
revetment is 99.9% finished
covering the 2.8 kilometer
river-stretch starting at the
Balatas area to Danlugan ni
Ina site at the foot of Tabuco
Bridge. PIA CamSur

STREET DANCERS FROM TIWI WIN IBALONG . . .


wild boar, while Handyong
has to outclass Oryol, the wily
serpent woman. Bantongs
arch-rival is the ferocious
monster known as Rabot.
Their names, costumes
and props reflecting the epic
heroes adventures, Tribu
Sorhanay of Sorsogon National High School capped
first runner-up honors in the
street dance competition
while Tribu Bulawan of Oro
Site High School of Legazpi

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City emerged second runnerup.


The Tribu Luzonian of
the Southern Luzon Technological College Foundation
Inc., also from Legazpi City,
was fourth placer while Tribu
Buwa-Buwaan of Lourdes
National High School from
Nabua, Camarines Sur placed
fifth.
Legazpi City Mayor Noel
Rosal and Rose Ajero, committee chairman of the event,

handed P 300,000 and trophy to the grand winner in


the street dance parade while
the five runners up received
varying cash prices, ranging
from P250,000; P200,000;
P150,000;
P100,000
to
P75,000 along with trophies.
Bearing names coined
from the local dialect, which
merged the familiar with the
contrived but as whimsical
as their costumes and handpainted bodies, the five noncompeting contingents, who
joined the event were the Tribu Edukador, Tribu Mahigos,
Tribu Buhenos, Tribu Kapitanes and Tribu Gayon.
The street dance parade
capped a month-long festivity consisting of a merry mix
of activities, many of them
sports competitions, such as
the Dragon Boat Race, a combination of speed, strength
and grace that was won by
the Philippine Marines for the
second consecutive year.
Traditional festival fare
such as the Ibalong, the Musical, and Mutya ng Ibalong, that was won by Kath-

CFC PILGRIMAGE

A Couples for Christ (CFC) household, this city, under Bro. Marvel & Sis Edith Clavecilla, went
on a pilgrimage to various religious and cultural sites in Tagaytay ang Batangas, part of the
members spiritual self-renewal and social exercises, like the Our Lady of Manaoag shrine, the
Holy Spirit Perpetual Adoration chapel of the Pink Sisters, and the Sky Ranch, all in Tagaytay
City; the St. Fr. Pio National Shrine in Sto. Tomas and the Basilica Minore of St. Martin de Tours,
known as the biggest catholic church in Asia in Taal town, both in Batangas. Shown infront
of the historic Basilica Minore of St. Martin de Tours are from left: Emil & Babette Alegre, Charlie
& Mila Florin, Joy Cledera, Beda & Megs Priela, Boy & Nani Aguilar and Tony & Edna Amparado.

leen May Lausingco, a lass


from Polangui, Albay, gave
that hometown flavor to the
staging of the 25th edition of
the festival.
At the onset of the festival,

City Tourism Officer Antonio Reyes, who expected an


influx of tourists helped put
up tourist desks at popular
sites in the city such as Lignon Hill, Embarcadero de Le-

NCCA CALLS FOR PROJECT . . .


research and publications (9)
massive cultural promotions
and (10) IP youth leadership
training on heritage management.
Deadline of submission of
letters of intent and proposals
is on September 30, 2016. Interested applicants may get in
touch with NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office
Head Rene Napeas at 09285081057 or you may send
email at ncca.paio@gmail.
com.
Similarly, NCCA has partnered with the Philippine
Information Agency (PIA)
Bicol regional office to boost
its campaign and enjoin other
media personalities to support
the initiatives.
Also present during the
media conference were Liza
Dio-Seguerra, Film Development Council (FDC) chairperson, National Committee
on Dramatic Arts head Dr. Jasmin B. Llana, National Committee on Cinema (NCC) vice
head Teddy Co, NCC Executive Committee member Tito
Valiente and National Committee on Literary Arts ExeCom member Frank Peones.
The role of the media is
very important to the NCCA,
not just to promote the commission as the prime government arm dedicated to
promote culture and the arts
but more so to inculcate that
culture is the fountain of our
progress and creativity and
must be carefully nurtured to
grow and develop, Napeas
said.
Dio meanwhile said that it
is the FDC mandate to create
policies and enhancement the
craft of film making.
She shared that it has become her personal crusade to
promote culture and the arts as
she considered it as an extension of herself.
The campign of the NCCA,
according to Napeas, goes
along with the desire of chair
Felipe M. De Leon Jr. to encourage and support artists,
filmmakers and cultural workers.
Borrowing the words of
Chairman De Leon, Napeas

conveyed that the arts affirm


our humanityand enables
us to exercise our uniquely
human gift the freedom of
choice. -MAL/LSM-PIA5

gazpi, the City Boulevard and


Grand Terminal station.
City Tourism Office records showed Legazpi City,
which hosts an annual average of 35 various gatherings,
posted a 45 percent increase
in tourist arrivals in 2015
compared to the previous
year.
The number of visitors in
2015 was up to 967,396 from
the 666,210 in 2014.

VACATION LOTS FOR SALE


AFFORDABLE AREAS FOR VACATION
HOMES ARE NOW ON SALE. LOCATED
ALONG PAVED NATIONAL ROAD TO
CAROLINA, NAGA CITY TOWARD MT.
ISAROG.
ONLY FIVE KMS. FROM CITY
PROPER.
LOTS MEASURE 700 SQ.M. EACH. YOU
CAN HAVE AMPLE AREA FOR ORCHARD,
FLOWER/VEGETABLE
GARDEN
OR
BACKYARD POULTRY.
CALL TONY ACYATAN (CP 0917 852 7391)
FOR DETAILS & DISCOUNTS.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA
All unredeemed items/articles pawned at R. M. ASPE
PAWNSHOP, Cor. Panganiban & Elias Angeles Street, Naga
City, pawned from APRIL 1-30, 2016 whose terms have expired
will be sold to public auction sale on OCTOBER 01, 2016 from
9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON.
Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the
above-mentioned date will be honored until SEPTEMBER
30, 2016 only.

THE MANAGEMENT
BIKOL REPORTER
Published: SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA
All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE EXPLORER
PAWNSHOP, Ground Floor, Bichara Complex, Abella St., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from APRIL 1-30, 2016 whose terms
have expired will be sold to public auction sale on OCTOBER
01, 2016 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON.
Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the
above-mentioned date will be honored until SEPTEMBER
30, 2016 only.

THE MANAGEMENT
BIKOL REPORTER
Published: SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA
All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ROWENA ASPE
PAWNSHOP, P. Burgos St., corner J. Hernandez Avenue, Naga
City, pawned from APRIL 1-30, 2016 whose terms have expired
will be sold to public auction sale on OCTOBER 01, 2016 from
9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON.
Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the
above-mentioned date will be honored until SEPTEMBER
30, 2016 only.

THE MANAGEMENT
BIKOL REPORTER
Published: SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

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BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2016

P5.00

'Traslacion' generally peaceful


By ANA-LIZA S. MACATANGAY

NAGA CITY Thousands of devotees, mostly


Bicolanos partook of the
traditional Traslacion procession, Friday (Sept 9) as
it marked the official commencement of one of the
biggest Marian celebrations
in the country the Feast
of Nuestra Seora de Peafrancia, Patroness of Bicolandia.

After the mass at the Plaza


de Covarrubias at the Peafrancia Shrine, the pilgrims
and voyadores smoothly glided towards the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral to listen to
the Pontifical Concelebrated
mass delivered by the Archbishop of Caceres, Most Rev.
Rolando Tria Tirona, OCD,
DD.
Tirona pictured the Trasla-

cion procession asorderly,


solemn and festive attributing it to the cooperation
showed by the devotees
through the supervision of
various religious organization
specifically under the stewardship of the Joint Operations Center (JOC).
JOC, an inter-agency Task
Group and the unified com(Turn to page 21)

TOUCHING AND KISSING THE IMAGE OF INA

People line up just to have a chance to touch by bare hand or with a handkerchief
and to kiss the image or the manto of INA. For many devotees, being close to
and touching the image are more significant religious experience.

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