4 illegal fishermen elude seaborne cops in Toytoy

The report stated that elements of town police led by Capt. Ariel Buraga were conducting a seaborne operation against illegal fishing activity at the municipal waters of Caramoran at 4 P.M. of Jan. 8, 2020 when they spotted a violet- and green-colored motorized banca with four (4) unidentified fishermen onboard.

Road accident sends 2 persons to hospital

Responding personnel of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Emergency Rescue Unit brought two persons to the Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) last Friday, Jan. 11, 2020, after they sustained injuries in a collision between two vehicles in Virac.

6 arrested for illegal activities in Virac, Baras and Bato

Police authorities in Virac, Baras and Bato towns apprehended six persons in separate operations against illegal activities on just one day of last week, while the Viga police caught its No. 4 Most Wanted Person.

ARTA orders elimination of ‘burdensome’ requirements for businesses inside malls and CBDs

The memorandum circular also requires LGUs to ensure the availability and accessibility of the Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plan to the public. Furthermore, risk-profiling of business permits applications and renewal based on its geographical location and post auditing of business tenants located within shopping malls and CBDs are being ordered.

Cimatu seeks easier, affordable way to set up sanitary landfills

Sanitary landfill is the waste disposal method allowed under Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which LGUs are duty-bound to follow. But Cimatu noted that a lot of LGUs find it difficult to comply with the law as building and maintaining a sanitary landfill can be costly and somewhat complicated.

SSS Calamity Assistance Package now available for Tisoy victims in Bicol

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said affected members and pensioners in Naga City and provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon may now avail of Calamity Loan, Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan, and advance three-month pension for qualified pensioners from December 20, 2019 until March 19, 2020, except for the Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan.

DA allots P2B for youth agripreneurship programs

"We have approved an initial P2 billion to implement two lending programs, namely the Young Agripreneurs Loan Program (YALP), and Micro and Small Agribusiness Loan Program (MSALP) — with an initial budget of P1B each, during the DA-ACPC 67th governing council meeting, on January 8, 2020," said Secretary Dar.