Single mom to spend life in prison for 15 grams of shabu

For possession of 15 grams of shabu during a police raid in 2021, a single mother from Virac will have to spend the rest of her life behind bars after…

FICELCO jeep in fatal accident was avoiding motorcycle – report

The owner-type jeep of the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) that figured in a fatal accident last week was avoiding a motorcycle in its path when the mishap occurred.…

Virac man hacked by drunk const’n worker

A construction worker who went on a drinking spree got more than a hangover when he landed in jail for hacking a garbage collector in Virac last week. The report…

MGB: 22 Virac villages vulnerable to storm surges, coastal flooding

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has urged 22 coastal villages in Virac to implement recommended measures against the threat of…

Bato LGU 9th most competitive among 5th to 6th class towns

For the second straight year, the municipality of Bato has placed in the top 10 among 5th to 6th class towns nationwide in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI)…

DOH confirms measles case in Virac barangay

Local health officials are now monitoring and evaluating the situation in the Virac barangay of San Isidro Village due to a confirmed case of measles. Last week, officials from the…

Seven small business owners finish KMME mentoring course

Seven entrepreneurs from Catanduanes were among the 47 who comprised the first batch of graduates of the Kapatid Mentor ME-Money Market Encounter (KMME-MME) Online Program for 2022 in the Bicol…

Canada-based Catholic priest is Cong. Rodriguez’s chief of staff

A Roman Catholic priest based in Canada is now the chief of staff of Congressman Eulogio Rodriguez’s congressional district office in Catanduanes. In a July 4, 2022 letter to government…

New COVID-19 cases up by 67%; booster shots urged for ages 12-17

Health authorities reported 20 new coronavirus cases over the past seven days ending Saturday, July 9, 2022, compared to just 12 during the previous week. The new spike in COVID-19…

Viga resident arrested for shabu

An unemployed resident of Botinagan, Viga faces a criminal charge for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2003 after a court-ordered search turned up eight sachets of shabu.…