PSA Catanduanes to conduct July 2020 LFS/APIS

The LFS is a nationwide quarterly survey of households that gathers data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population.

Pandan kicks off Fiesta 2020 activities

Mayor Honesto Tabligan II told the Tribune that the fiesta activities began with a Holy Mass at the parish church last July 1, followed by the enrolment of Catanduanes State University (CatSU) students at the Senator Jose O. Vera Plaza until July 3.

64,411 already enrolled in public schools – DepEd

The total enrolment represents 77 percent of the 83,240 which enrolled for SY 2019-2020, DepEd Catanduanes’ information officer, Dr. Gina B. Pantino, said.

CSC: Pres. Morales didn’t resign from CatSU office

“…(I)t is the opinion of the undersigned that per Section 104 of the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointment and Other Human Resource Actions (revised in 2018), no complete and operative resignation took place during the last board meeting since the measures enumerated by the said section were not complied with,” Commissioner Dr. Aldrin A. Darilag stated in his June 29 letter to Morales.

Viga woman gets life term for Virac shabu buy-bust

Last week, Nikka “Mikay” Lopez Tojon, who is in her early 20s, was found guilty of the offense by Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Presiding Judge Lelu P. Contreras.

Fisherfolk warned vs. catching, selling crablets, ‘pregnant’ mangrove crabs

Under Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264 issued on Jan. 22, 2020, it shall be unlawful to catch, possess, transport, trade and sell mangrove crablets (langaw-langaw, kuto-kuto and “alien”) and mangrove crab juvenile, and mangrove crablets less than 12 centimeters in carapace width from the wild. The same order covers gravid or female mangrove crabs which are considered pregnant or carrying eggs in cluster at its belly.

Alleged NPA rebel acquitted in 2005 killing of airport cops

In junking the charges against him, Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Presiding Judge Genie G. Gapas-Agbada said that the guilt of Jovelio “Joelle” de Quiroz Isuela as one of the four perpetrators in the gunning down of the airport policemen and the taking of their firearms was not proven beyond reasonable doubt.

No to domestic flights unless….

The decision came two days after Governor Joseph Cua sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) informing of his administration’s decision to allow resumption of flights to the island but with certain conditions.

The President visits Payo

The town was abuzz with news that President Diosdado Macapagal was visiting Payo. It was election year and he was running for reelection against then Senate President Ferdinand Marcos who at age 48 seemed bent on fulfilling the promise he gave to his fellow Ilocanos when he first ran for Congress in 1949. “Elect me to Congress and I will give you an Ilocano president in due time.” President Macapagal on the other hand had a vigorous campaign, visiting even remote and far flung areas like Catanduanes and more remote towns like Payo. The president at that time was 55 years old.

Abaca stripper caught with hot lumber

The Catanduanes police reported last week that joint elements of the Viga police station and the 2nd Police Mobile Force Company were monitoring illegal activities at Almojuela at about 4:30 P.M. of June 25, 2020 when they encountered Felix Gamelong Minor, 39, a resident of the village, while in possession of 18 pieces of 2x2 and 2x3 “apnit” lumber with a total volume of 90 board feet and estimated value of P7,200.