Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mass Offering in Albay for slain PNP-SAF

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan 29 (PIA) -- Officials and employees of the provincial government of Albay, local and national government offices and partner agencies heed the call of Governor Joey Salceda to join the memorial service for killed member of PNP-SAF held yesterday morning at the Albay Cathedral  as collective offering and prayer for the fallen uniformed men in Mindanao.(SAA-PIA5/Albay/PGA)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Goiter Awareness Week Press Conference in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan 27 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) holds today a press conference for this year’s celebration of Goiter Awareness Week hosted by the province of Albay as part of the health advocacy and interventions done in consonance with the government’s effort to enable the country to be free from iodine deficiency disorders. This year’s theme “Goiter Sugpuin, Isip Patalinuhin, Iodized Salt Gamitin” is geared towards assessment of pregnant and lactating women for the presence of goiter. In the panel are representatives of the local government of Albay, iodized salt manufacturers, DOH and Philippine Thyroid Association. (SAA/JBC-PIA5/Albay)

Flags at half-mast in Albay for killed PNP-SAF

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan 27 (PIA) -- Albay governor Joey Salceda enjoins all offices of provincial, national and local government in the province to raise their flags at half mast for the rest of the weekdays in honor of fallen uniformed men in Mindanao and to observe a moment of silent prayer   in solidarity and condolence with their families. The provincial capitol will also be draped in black to articulate solidarity with their moral courage and dedication to serve our fellowmen. Police reports earlier said that at least 43 members of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) were killed Sunday in the remote town of Mamasapano Mindanao in an 11-hour firefight with muslim rebels while in search for Zulkifli bin Hir, an alleged bombmaker for the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group which staged the 2002 Bali bombings and other deadly attacks. (Sally A. Altea - PIA5/Albay)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gov’t to move 200 families from danger zones in Bicol


LEGAZPI CITY, Jan 26 (PIA) —The government is poised to move about 200 families from their shanties on hazardous areas in Camarines Sur for their own safety, a government spokesperson said Friday.

The plan is to save the informal settlers in Tinambac town from being sweeped away by floods and twisters, said Evelyn Jerusalem, the Department of Social Welfate and Development’s information officer for Bicol.

Jerusalem said the municipal government provided the land as its counterpart for the P14-million “core shelter” project, which is funded by the DSWD and supervised by the municipal engineering office.

The land has been inspected by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, she said.

Jerusalem said the relocation project mainly intended to provide decent and typhoon-resistant shelters to informal settlers who had been living in low-lying areas of Barangays Antipolo, Bulao, Balite, Bangi, Cagliliog, Magtang, Sugod, Bataan, Tierra Nevada, Olag PegueƱo, Canayunan and Lupi.

She said core shelters are designed to withstand wind velocity of up to 180 kilometers per hour and magnitude-4 earthquake.

Jerusalem said each family received a check for P70,000 from DSWD core shelter assistance coordinator Maritess Quosmorio in simple ceremonies witnessed by Mayor Ruel Velarde and Vice Mayor Jun Barrion.

The beneficiaries have been organized and trained in canvassing, purchasing of construction materials and monitoring of the shelter construction, she added. PIA5-albay/dswd5

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571421914093/gov-t-to-move-200-families-from-danger-zones-in-bicol#sthash.kFZBffhQ.dpuf

Search on for 8th Bicol University president

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan 26 (PIA): The Bicol University (BU) holds the public presentation and open forum of qualified candidates for the presidency of the university at the BU Amphitheater this morning to serve as an avenue for them to present their respective vision, mission and goals. The candidates are University of the Philippines (UP) College of Agriculture Dean Dr. Domingo Angeles, BU Vice-President (VP) for Administration Dr. Amelia Dorosan, BU VP for Academics Dr. Helen Llenares and BU Research and Development Center Director Dr. Arnulfo MascariƱas. From these applicants, the BU Board of Regents will elect the 8th university president to serve for a term of four years from March 9, 2015 to March 8, 2019. (Sally A. Altea - PIA5/Albay)