Never too late for 1st Returning Overseas Filipino

The very first Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF) to arrive in the province was resigned to finishing his 14-day quarantine at a government facility as ordered by local health authorities.

FICELCO’s math on ‘high’ power bills proven correct

At the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) special meeting of the Committee on Energy chaired by PBM Edwin Tanael, FICELCO officials led by General Manager Engr. Raul Zafe used the actual billing records of complainant John Tarrobal, a barangay kagawad of Cabugao, to illustrate how the power consumption and billing increased last May 2020.

Sad news: The law may be stupid, but it is the law

I have not seen, in recent years, any law passed by Congress that has made so much noise long before they became effective than Republic Act No. 11235 otherwise known as “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act” which reportedly took effect last 22 May 2020. The reason perhaps is because it directly affects the lives of our ordinary folks as the motorcycle has been regarded as the new “vehicle of the masses” due to its low maintenance and affordable price.

Palnab shipyard developer asks public to wait for DENR report

Last Sunday, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Engr. Jerry Arena told the Tribune that his office initially sent a representative to initially investigate the matter, particularly the foreshore, after receiving notice from the DENR Regional Executive Director.

Virac MPS to file cases against quarantine violators by May’s end

Newly-appointed police chief PMaj. Antonio Perez said in an interview last Wednesday (May 27, 2020) that his superiors are already ordering him to file all cases, including those of the quarantine violators.


Matindi ang mga kumokontra sa Kongreso para sa renewal ng TV Network na ABS-CBN sa pangunguna ni Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte at Rodante Marcoleta. At kasama pa diyan ang katotohanang majority sa mga kongresista ng Mababang Kapulungan ay pro-Duterte. At napakaraming ibinabato ng mga paglabag sa batas sa nasabing network kung kaya’t kung titingnan mo, pilay na pilay na ang dalawang paa, dalawang kamay at halos bugbog sarado na ang buong katawan. Kaya ang maririnig mo na lamang ay ang mga paawa effect na ipinalalabas nito sa Myx, sa Cinema l, sa Cinemo,  Jeepney TV at iba pa. Pero sabi ng ABS, sinisikil daw ang kalayaan sa pamamahayag sa pag-shutdown ng nasabing network. Ang totoo lang naman, ang nawala talaga iyong baklang kabayo at si Kardo lalo na si Tata Delfin na umiihi na sa pantalon niya. ABS-CBN shutdown forever, kasama iyong baklang kabayo!

Servant in God’s House

The lockdown was imposed last March 15, 2020 and it was on a Sunday. We, priests, were advised to cancel even the anticipated masses on March 14. It was all because mass gatherings were prohibited. I was already in a certain barangay chapel when I got the message. So, I told the people who were already gathered in that chapel to just go home because masses in barangay chapels were indefinitely cancelled. An old woman told me: “Ngata man ta kaipuhan na saraduhan ang simbahan saka i-cancel ang mga misa ngunyan? Na mas kaipuhan ta ngani magdasal?” That remark made me change my decision and I proceeded to say mass in that barangay, fully aware that I might end up in jail and at odds again with my superiors.

6 arrested in police raids on ‘tong-its,” “ente-cuatro”

Tipped off by concerned citizens, personnel of the Pandan police station swooped down on an illegal gambling operation in sitio Carbao in barangay Oga last week, arresting two persons.

Rules, like promises, are made to be broken

Time and again, people have proven that they are prone to breaking the law and whatever guidelines that the government has crafted to benefit majority of its constituents.

Breeders, ‘pit owners propose rules for cockfight resumption

Last May 21, 2020, Catanduanes Breeders Club representative Engr. Bic Abundo, P. Araojo Coliseum owner Prospero Araojo Jr. and pit manager Aristeo Fortades sat down with Virac municipal health officer Dr. Elva Joson and the members of the Committee on Games & Amusement headed by Councilor Reynante Bagadiong.