LGUs should start moving vs. current COVID-19 surge

Judging by the current surge in cases, it’s either Omicron is already here or the Delta variant is running rampant among the island’s population. The real score can only be…

Napocor leaving Catanduanes grid by March 2022

A series of brief but unscheduled blackouts last week has brought out a bit of unsettling news: the National Power Corporation is leaving the Catanduanes grid this March 2022. Engr.…

Omicron is in the air this 2022

Like all the other that went before it, 2022 is a year filled with hope and risks. From the few days leading up to Dec. 25 and to the New…

On giving back to those who helped us before

Last Monday morning, Dec. 27, 2021, a team of 17 personnel from the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) on board a boom truck with man lift, a support truck…

Actions needed vs. COVID-19 before Omicron arrives

Compared to the previous week when only five new COVID-19 cases were reported, the number of new cases from Dec. 5-11, 2021 actually increased by nearly half. Of the nine…

The local media and the criminal justice system

Last Dec. 2, 2021, through email and personal delivery, the Catanduanes Tribune received a letter addressed to the publisher-editor from Provincial Prosecutor Mary Jane L. Zantua. As the letter could…

The 2022 New-Normal election campaign

As expected by many, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Commission on Elections to approve guidelines for the May 9, 2022 elections that reflected the new normal. Resolution No. 10732 does…

Let us thank the Almighty this season of giving….

With gatherings now allowed in households with the presence of people beside family members, the celebration of Christmas is expected to be much more joyous and meaningful than the previous…

Catanduanes just out of the top 10 areas at high risk from COVID-19

In a recent meeting with the National Task Force (NTF), the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año…

Why are some LGUs relaxing the MECQ guidelines?

The word “omnibus” is derived from Latin and means “to, for, by, with or from everything.” Among its many synonyms are “complete,” “comprehensive,” and “universal.”Precisely, the Omnibus Guidelines on the…