No “zero risk” from COVID-19 in any kind of public gathering

While many people, particularly those religiously following the minimum health protocols, have welcomed the move of the Virac IATF to re-impose a curfew and implement a liquor ban in the…

Women as active leaders in politics

By the end of the period allotted for the filing of Certificates of Candidacies (COCs), what the Commission on Elections was holding for the people of Catanduanes was a mixed…

Who foots the bill for expanded contact tracing?

Two weeks ago, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año issued Memorandum Circular No. 2021-103, all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, and barangay captains to strengthen and expand COVID-19 case finding and…

The government should boost COA’s capability

According to the United States Coast Guard, Aids to Navitation (or ATONs), like the red-and-green lighted buoys in Cabugao Bay that now mark the passage in and out of Virac…

Local health officials and the secrets they keep

For sure, the Catanduanes Tribune regretted making that mistake of reporting that there are already Delta variant COVID-19 cases in the province.That is why it immediately issued a correction, and…

Most LGUs fail to implement minimum health protocols

Coronavirus cases in Catanduanes topped the thousand mark last Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, a day after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged local government units to…

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Of trusting too much and being true to one’s word

“If it is too good to be true….it is probably a fraud.” For victims who have lost thousands of their hard-earned money to operators of the cryptocurrency trading scam, the…

A dire message from the UN’s Climate Change panel

A day after the heat index in Virac reached a high of over 52 degrees after days of no or little rain, the population heaved a collective sigh of relief…

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Unsolved killings sowing fear on the island

Last week, a concerned citizen reached out to the Tribune to express the fear being felt by many Catandunganons uneasy over the recent shooting incidents that have gone unsolved. “Katatakot…

Will ARTA’s campaign against “epal” public officials work?

Recently, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sent out notices to municipal mayors that all boundary markers, particularly welcome arches straddling the national highway, would be demolished in…