The Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino

By the way the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) explained last week to local officials, the Marcos administration’s bid to reduce the six-million-unit housing backlog in the…

How a “pambatag” storm caused a calamity

In the wake of the minor damage left behind by tropical storm “Paeng” last Oct. 29, 2022, not a few Catandunganons were surprised that the provincial government, through the Sangguniang…

Wishing for EBMC’s P100M rehab fund

During his State of the Province Address last week, Governor Joseph Cua reiterated his administration’s desire to rehabilitate and upgrade the provincial hospital into a Level III health facility. Due…

CatSU Pres. Azanza’s nomination for UP presidency

Last week, the entire Catanduanes State University was rocked by reports that its president, Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, was among the six official candidates in the search for the next…

The lamentable state of the abaca industry in Catanduanes

Last week’s distribution of P5,000 cash to qualified rice farmers in the province of Catanduanes is pursuant to Section 13 of Republic Act 11203, or the Rice Tariffication Law. Under…

Pagmalokog organizers starting on the wrong foot

Whatever the motivations of former Pandan Mayor Honesto “Olog” Tabligan II in spearheading or, as he would prefer it, backing the creation of a homeowners’ association for a housing project…

New tricycle fares in Virac now effective?

The question mark deserves to be there, although the riding public and the tricycle drivers would prefer a period. Last Sept. 29, 2022, the Sangguniang Bayan of Virac transmitted the…

Another day lost

Less than a week after DepEd Order No. 37 s. of 2022, or the “Guidelines on the Cancellation or Suspension of Classes and Work in Schools in the Event of…

On SSS membership for casual and contractual workers

During the visit of top regional officials of the Social Security System to Catanduanes last week, it was disclosed that only two (2) among the 11 municipal local government units…

An idiotic and irrelevant requirement at the BIR

Government offices headed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) are celebrating the will spearhead the 122nd Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service this September, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050,…