Questions raised over Panganiban buy-bust

In a report issued last weekend, combined personnel of the Panganiban police station, the Provincial Intelligence Unit and the 1st and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) headed by Panganiban police officer-in-charge PLt Rene N. Armeña arrested Pio Velasco dela Cruz, 44, single and a resident of barangay San   Miguel at 10:20 A.M. of March 14 at sitio Km 11 along the highway linking the towns of Panganiban and Caramoran.

PBM Obet Fernandez returns to his roots on 54th birthday

School children, teachers, administrators and parents enjoyed a nutritious lunch in four elementary schools - Burabod Community School, Cabuyoan Elementary School, Mabini Community School and San Miguel Elementary School – with a total of 506 pupils and 40 teaching staff benefited by the program. The feeding program was not only dedicated to celebrating the gift of life of the PBM but also with the purpose of alleviating the health and the holistic development of children.

2 kids drown at Gigmoto river

The police said the unfortunate accident occurred at about 2 P.M. of March 9 in barangay San Vicente, where a boy and a girl from Purok 2 who ventured into the water were carried by the strong current and apparently drowned, to the grief of their parents who learned of the incident an hour later.

Payo troublemaker yields gun, bullets

Informed of the incident at 8:30 A.M. of March 11, 2020, responding lawmen went to barangay San Miguel where they intercepted Rudy Clopino Turado, 36, a resident of Bagong Bayan. He yielded a Cal. 45 Armscor pistol with serial number 1335750, 14 bullets and two magazines.

Abaca stripper caught with P1.8-M loot from robbery

Erwin Geromo Ralla, 35, became the object of a hot pursuit after he was tagged as the prime suspect in the robbery that took place at the house of Vevian Edar Almanza, 34, in barangay Boton sometime before the crime was discovered at 11:30 A.M. of March 10, 2020. The victim said the unidentified suspect took her cash amounting to about P2.2 million.

Pandan man meted P800-k fine, life imprisonment for illegal drugs

The Regional Trial Court found Raul Icaro Pante, a resident of Napo guilty beyond reasonable doubt of selling a small sachet of shabu to a policeman who posed as a buyer during a drug sting on Aug. 29, 2019. For this he was meted life in jail plus a P300,000 fine.

Complaint filed vs. ex-Cong. CS for “protecting” shabu laboratory

Police chief Maj. Bon Billy Timuat and controversial shabu lab star witness Ernesto “Entoy” Tabor Jr. were the complainants in the case for violation of Sec. 8, Article II of Republic Act 9165 filed for preliminary investigation before the Department of Justice (DOJ) last Feb. 27, 2020  They were assisted by the PNP Regional Legal Office 5.

Mayors recommend lockdown of island

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Catanduanes Chapter headed by San Andres Mayor Peter C. Cua is recommending a lockdown of the entire island province to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spreading among the local population.

PHO slams LGU efforts vs. COVID-19 as thousands come home:


The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in an emergency meeting last Monday by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) lambasted the last-ditch efforts by municipal local government units (LGUs) to monitor new arrivals.

Provincial gov’t issues total ban on pork over ASF fears

Besides a total ban, Executive Order No. 12 enacts the creation of local ASF task forces for monitoring and prevention, checkpoints at the airport, seaports, and coastal barangays, and immediate confiscation or culling of any pork products or live hogs caught entering the province.