DILG: Over 80,000 contact tracers needed nationwide for expanded contact tracing efforts

“Given that the there is still no vaccine or cure to COVID-19, the government needs to train and hire contact tracers who will break the chains of transmission of COVID-19 by identifying those who may have been exposed to the virus and monitoring them daily for 14 days,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.


Because of technology, man was able to conquer the universe. Look, he launched spaceships and set foot on the moon, discovered the beauty of the other planets. Their testing and launching must have caused the destruction of the ozone layer which protects the earth from too much heat of the sun and the torrential rains. Now that the ozone layer is destroyed, we experience too much heat from the sun and heavy rains.
Some spaceships, however, fell back to earth. These, their residue in the building of the spaceships, their debris and the debris from outer space have piled up and rotten so microbes have developed. These were spread by man, the winds and other elements.

A School Head’s Prayer

So, I pray, Lord, please help me love the school – its teachers, its innocent pupils, and the community. Hence, I would have pupils who are responsible, God-loving, environment protectors and knowledge seekers.

Rizal and Catanduanes (Second of two parts)

In this second part, I will reflect on bits and pieces of my personal experiences of Rizal – not in person of course but in various representations – culled from my growing-up years in Virac. I offer these vignettes as reflective of our attitude towards the national hero, which it will turn out, is complicated and not as positive as we think it is.


Ginawang pulutan, ginawang sawsawan, ginawang bastos at ginawang walanghiya, at kung anu-ano pang masasama at mga bastos na mga salita ang tumama sa pagmumukha ng mayabang at feeling sikat na sikat na si Lea Salonga ng ABS-CBN matapos sabihin nito ng p*******na mahirap mahalin ang Pilipinas.


Sometimes we have a valid reason to be afraid. First, is the fact that there were a lot of other people who have ventured on the same thing and failed. So, we simply do not want to end up like them. Another thing is the fact that we usually do not have that assurance of success before we start our plans, so we always end up terminating our plans before it can get started.


hinapot ako ning amigo
saen mo nakua ang
fountain of youth?

Tumbado na si Rizal

Aprobado na daa an pagsugnod sa motor kan IATF. Halaton na sana an ginibong guidelines na iluwas ngonian na semana.

Virac SB probes two major investments

Barangay officials in Concepcion, Virac as well as the MDRRMO, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the police were thrown into a tizzy when the former learned belatedly that a motorized banca from Rapu-Rapu, Albay had docked on its shore last Friday, June 19, 2020, with three persons on board.

Big trouble over small change

Last week, the honorable members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Virac, incensed by accusations that one of them asked for and got a certain amount from the contractor of a key government project, ganged up on a colleague.