EDITORIAL:

A glimpse of the waste of COVID-19 funds

With this issue, the Catanduanes Tribune begins its regular feature of annual audit reports of the Commission on Audit (COA) of the transactions of the 11 municipalities and the province.…

Editorial:

Success and failure in LGUs’ campaign vs. COVID-19

Last July 7, 2021, the mayors of the 11 towns joined provincial officials in a virtual meeting with the top honchos of the Bicol Inter-Agency Task Force to discuss IATF…

EDITORIAL:

Stricter border controls against COVID-19 are useless if…

In the wake of the nearly 8,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded daily in the country, governors in the Bicol region have ordered stricter border controls targeting travelers from Metro Manila…

EDITORIAL:

The island’s stinking solid waste problem

For decades now, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been threatening to close illegally-operating open dumpsites in Catanduanes. On Sunday, March 21, 2021, a team from the…

EDITORIAL:

Vaccine or not, fighting COVID-19 is everyone’s duty

Seven days into March, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province of Catanduanes has now reached 18, surpassing the tally for February 2021. This week brought the fourth…

EDITORIAL:

The Tribune through 40 years of serving the public

“To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature…

Hard questions on DepEd’s P28-million feeding program

Two developments disturbed the public mood recently, with one of them generating enough buzz for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s resident prober of official misdeeds, PBM Edwin Tanael. The other is the…

Lack of relevant data hindering decisions on ASF

Provincial veterinarian Dr. Jane C. Rubio has a valid point in recommending the lifting of the temporary ban on the entry of pork and pork products into the province, as…

On Devolution 2.0 as aid to reelection

While the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Catanduanes Chapter welcomes with pleasure the impending implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Mandanas case that would increase the…

Inside Page:

Cong. Sanchez and CatSU’s partially-restored funding

Last year, then newly-designated OIC Dr. Freddie Bernal was dismayed to learn that the 2021 budget of the Catanduanes State University came up to only PP495.858 million, down by nearly…