The real work begins for elected officials

By noon tomorrow, June 30, 2022, all the newly elected provincial and municipal officials of Catanduanes will have assumed their respective posts. For the great majority of local chief executives…

Changes badly needed in FICELCO district representation, AGMM

Largely unnoticed by so-called member-consumer-owners of the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) was the announcement that it would be conducting regular and special elections for district representatives in the…

Layoffs, hiring spree seen as new execs take over

With just 15 days to go before the new chief executives take over in three towns of Catanduanes where the incumbents lost, most of the casual, job order and contractual…

A chance to break Vicente Alberto’s record as governor

Had the EDSA revolution not occurred in 1986, Vicente Molina Alberto could have gone on as governor of Catanduanes. He had been chief executive of the island province since 1968,…

Murder-for-hire and the Virac whodunit

“Who hires a contract killer? According to recent events, just about anyone.” This is the first paragraph of an article on “The Psychology of Murder for Hire” by Dr. Joni…

A news blackout for the Catanduanes police?

“Most Wanted Person Arestado sa Bayan ng Pandan   Arestado sa kasong frustrated murder ang isang 40 anyos na lalaki nitong Martes sa Brgy. Bagawang, Pandan, Catanduanes. Ayon sa Pandan…

Time to use recyclable, non-toxic campaign materials

Despite the directive of the DILG for candidates to help local government units and the DPWH in removing campaign materials, the job was largely done by barangay officials and the…

Elections are over: get back to work

Whatever the result of last Monday’s elections, the return to normalcy in the province will happen before the week is over, or when the cash from vote-buying candidates run out.…

The candidates’ debate and what happens on Monday

It is better to have the candidates face the public together in a forum or debate than none at all. Both the Diskutiran Townhall Debate on April 19, 2022 and…

The PPCRV Provincial Candidates’ Forum

On Friday, April 29, 2022 from 5:30 to 10:30 PM, the Catanduanes Electorate should take time to watch, either in person or online, the Provincial Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the…