Bicol school risks closure after burning incident goes viral

admin   •   August 21, 2018   •   4833

Bicol Central Academy


A school in Bicol is in danger of being shut down after it went viral when its administrator started burning the students’ belongings.

Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary Ann Sevilla said the incident could lead to the revocation of the school’s permit to operate.

“After the investigation, if we see that there is a violation in the provisions of the private school, including dito iyong disciplinary action na dapat na ginagawa ng mga private school, we can review, assess kung pwede nating i-suspend, cancel or revoke ang permit to operate ng isang private school.”

The Bicol Central Academy (BCA) in Libmanan, Camarines Sur went viral over the weekend after  a video that showed the school administrator scolding the students while burning their schoolbags, was uploaded on social media.

The administrator was identified as Alexander James Jaucian who is also a provincial board member in Camarines Sur and one of the school’s owners.

Jaucian allegedly scolded the students for bringing large bags instead of small slings as per school policy

Based on DepEd Order no. 88, Jaucian’s action was a clear violation of the department’s rules on disciplining students.

Even though the school has a no-bag policy, Sevilla said burning the students’ bags was overkill; confiscation would’ve been more appropriate.

DeEd has sent four guidance counselors to BCA to conduct psychosocial debriefing among 25-30 students whose belongings were burned.

Sevilla also called on the parents to file a formal complaint against the school administrator so that he can be penalized accordingly.

She said DepEd will not tolerate such behavior among private schools.

“Where there is an abuse of authority and you have an occurrence na iyong anak niyo ay naabuso (wherein your child is being abused), then it is a chance for you to collectively work. Let’s make use of the Parents Teachers Association,” Sevilla said. – Aiko Miguel

Hiling na isailalim sa ECQ ang 3 lugar sa Bicol, pinag-aaralan na – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   June 16, 2021

Pumalo sa 2,349 ang bilang ng bagong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Bicol Region sa huling dalawang linggo batay sa ulat ng Department of Health (DOH).

Batay sa tala ng DOH mula Hunyo 15, nangunguna sa may pinakamaraming kaso sa rehiyon ang mga lalawigan ng Albay (696), Camarines Sur (584), Sorsogon (341), Naga City (297), at Masbate (223).

Sa kasalukuyan, tanging ang Naga City ang nasa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) hanggang June 30, 2021.

Samantalang ang malaking bahagi ng Bicol Region ay nasa ilalim ng modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), ang pinakamaluwag na quarantine restriction.

Bunsod nito, hiniling ng Bicol Region medical groups sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na mapasailalim sa pinakamahigpit na community quarantine ang mga lalawigan ng Albay, Camarines Sur, at Sorsogon pati na ang mga lungsod ng Legazpi, Naga, at Sorsogon.

Anila, nakababahala ang pagtaas ng kaso na iniuugnay sa local transmission bunsod ng maluwag na pagpapatupad ng minimum health standards, hindi pagsunod ng local officials sa Inter-Agency Task Force regulations, mabagal, inaccessible at di sapat na testing at poor contact tracing efforts at iba.

Ayon naman kay DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, pinag-aaralan na ng DILG ang apela ng mga medical frontliner.

“For Bicol, its under study. We are meeting with DOH this afternoon to hear their recommendations,” ani Malaya. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Rosalie Coz)

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Bicol doctors urge IATF to place entire region under ECQ

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 16, 2021

Bicol doctors are urging the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to place the entire Bicol region under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). This is due to the surge of covid-19 cases in the region.

The doctors in the region said that the minimum health standards are not strictly implemented, contact tracing takes longer, and there are not enough isolation beds. 

A letter was sent to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) in Bicol and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) Bicol urging to place Region 5 under ECQ.

According to Kenn Nuyda of the Department of Health (DOH) Bicol, they had long sounded the alarm before the IATF to have the region, particularly Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Naga City, and Legazpi City, placed under ECQ.

“Matagal ng nag-sound the alarm ang DOH sa IATF. Hopefully this appeal by the PMA Bicol and PCP Bicol ay ma-i-grant ng ating National IATF para po ma-escalate ang quarantine classification ng Bicol Region. By doing so, mas strict or mas magiging rigid ang implementation ng quarantine measures sa atin to control the COVID-19 spread among the population group dito sa Bicol region,” he said. AAC (with reports from Venue Palles)

‘Bising’ slightly weakens as it moves slowly over PH sea

UNTV News   •   April 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon “Bising” has slightly weakened and is now moving slowly over the Philippine Sea east of Catanduanes, the state weather bureau PAGASA said on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

At 10:00 p.m. Sunday, the center of the eye of Typhoon “Bising” was located at 270 km east of Virac, Catanduanes packing maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 240 km/h.

“The recent weakening of ‘Bising’ after reaching its peak intensity was caused by a recently completed eyewall replacement cycle. The typhoon is forecast to maintain its current intensity in the next 24 to 48 hours before gradually weakening throughout the remainder of the forecast period,” PAGASA said.

“Bising” will bring moderate to heavy, with at times intense, rains on Monday (April 19) over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and Leyte.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 2 is hoisted over the following areas:

  • LUZON:

Catanduanes, the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Garchitorena, Presentacion, Caramoan, Sagnay, San Jose, Lagonoy), the eastern portion of Albay (Tiwi, Malinao, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Santo Domingo, Bacacay, Rapu-Rapu, Legazpi City, Manito), and the eastern and central portions of Sorsogon (Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Casiguran, Juban, Magallanes, Bulan, Bulusan, Irosin, Santa Magdalena, Matnog)


Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Biliran

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 is hoisted over the following areas:

  • LUZON:

The eastern portion of Camarines Norte (San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Vinzons, Talisay, Daet, Mercedes, Basud), the rest of Camarines Sur, the rest of Albay, the rest of Sorsogon, and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands


Leyte, Southern Leyte, and the northern portion of Cebu (Tabogon, Borbon, San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands


Dinagat Islands, Siargao Islands, and Bucas Grande Islands

Typhoon Bising is forecast to continue moving slowly in the next 6 to12 hours as it begins to turn generally northward over the Philippine Sea east of Catanduanes.

Afterwards, the typhoon will continue moving northward while gradually accelerating until Wednesday evening before turning northeastward and east northeastward away from the landmass of Luzon.




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