Disaster officials: Sea tragedy a “lesson” for local fishermen

So far, six fishermen from Catanduanes have been confirmed to have died, with five still missing and believed dead, in the sea tragedy that disaster officials hope would serve to…

1 killed, 2 hurt in SUWECO mishap

A construction worker was killed and two others were injured when a payloader of Sunwest Water & Electricity Co. (SUWECO) lost its brakes and crashed on the road in San…

Police urge motorists to drive safely in wake of fatal mishaps

Motorcycle drivers were warned last week to avoid speeding, wear helmets and drive safely especially when going around corners and dangerous curves in the wake of recent vehicular accidents that…

3 Virac spear fishers survive ordeal at sea

  Only water, and prayers, kept alive three spear fishermen from Virac who floated on their half-sunk motorized banca at sea for a night and a day last week before…

1 killed in motorcycle collision

A relative of a provincial board member was reportedly killed last Sunday, March 7, 2021 in a collision between two motorcycles in San Andres town. The police report said that…

2020 CATANDUANES PRELIMINARY DEATH STATISTICS:

Deaths decrease by 4.7 percent; Drowning is leading external cause

Deaths in the province of Catanduanes recorded in 2020 reached 1,645, a decrease of 4.7 percent from the 1,727 deaths in 2019, with drowning as the leading external cause. The…

Two men found dead in Virac

Two men were found lifeless in separate barangays in the capital town of Virac, the police reported last week. In Antipolo del Sur, children walking along the provincial road winding…

Maltreated carabao gores San Miguel farmer to death

A farmer in San Miguel reportedly died last week after being severely wounded by his own enraged carabao in barangay Patagan Salvacion. A source at the local government unit said…

Abaca stripper hangs self

A 39-year old abaca stripper killed himself sometime before Saturday afternoon in San Miguel town a day after quarreling with his wife, the Catanduanes police reported. According to the initial…

5 survive truck’s plunge into ravine

According to the report, Deomedes Zamudio Alberto, 47, of Gogon Sirangan, Virac, was driving the white Isuzu Elf boom truck (TME 925) at about 3:15 P.M. of May 19, 2020 along the highway at barangay Hitoma when he felt the vehicle veer out of control.