Ang paglamon ng apoy sa Gubat Public Market sa Sorsogon na halos tumagal ng anim na oras (UNTV News)
SORSOGON CITY, Philippines – Halos wala nang natira na maaaring pakinabangan sa mga stall sa Gubat Public Market sa Gubat, Sorsogon matapos itong lamunin ng apoy.
Isang sirang wire sa likod ng isang water station ang posibleng pinagmulan ng sunog na tumagal ng halos anim na oras at umabot sa general alarm.
Ayon kay Provincial Administrator Roberto “Bobet” Rodrigueza, hindi agad naapula ang apoy dahil ilan sa mga tubo ng mga water hydrant ng Gubat Sorsogon ay hindi magkasya sa mga hose na gamit ng mga bumbero.
Kulang din umano ang fire truck ng bayan kung kaya’t kinailangan pa ng suporta na magmumula sa mga karatig-lugar.
Sa ngayon ay hindi pa nagbibigay ng ulat ang Gubat Fire Marshall kung magkano ang halaga ng pinsala ng nangyaring sunog.
Wala namang nasaktan sa insidente.
Pinag-aaralan na rin ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Gubat ang tulong na ibibigay sa mga nasunugan sa palengke. (Allan Manansala / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
P218 million worth of suspected cocaine was found floating off Gubat, Sorsogon waters by fishermen on Monday (May 27).
Based on the report Gubat Municipal Police Station, three fishermen netted 12 boxes of illegal drugs from the waters of Barangay Bagcacay.
Authorities suspected the 39 kilos of cocaine blocks were not intended for the Philippines.
“Halos lahat ng package ang lagay ay ‘BOX’ so maybe may mga pa-stored sila na iyon ang kanilang mga cocaine na orders na ide-deliver from somewhere else pero not intended for the Philippines, (All the packages has ‘BOX’ written on it so maybe they are made for storage and that those cocaine are orders to be delievred from somewhere else but not intended for the Philippine)” according to the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 Spokesperson PMaj. Malou Calubaquib.
The PNP Bicol region will turn over the blocks of cocaine to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
“Dadalhin pa siya sa Metro Manila for the schedule for destruction of illegal drugs kasi hindi naman siyang gagamitin as evidence so hindi siya itatago, iyong mga recovered so automatic for destruction iyan, (The [blocks of cocaine] will be delivered to Metro manila for the schedule for destruction of illegal drugs because it will not be used as evidence. They are all for automatic destruction)” Calubaquib said.
The national police lauded the cooperation of the three fishermen in Gubat, Sorsogon. They will be awarded on Monday (June 3) by the PNP-PRO 5.—(with reports from Allan Manansala)
SORSOGON, Philippines – Outgoing senator, Francis Escudero won the election as governor in his hometown.
Escudero garnered the highest number of votes at 303,960 on Tuesday as against his rival Bladi Frivaldo who only received 31,867 votes, based from election returns transmitted from all 768 clustered precincts.
“Sa lahat po na mga taga-Sorsogon, maraming salamat po sa suporta at sa tiwalang ipinakita ninyo hindi lang sa akin kundi sa buong grupo ng Sorsogon First at NPC. Susuklian po namin ito ng taos-pusong serbisyo, tuwid at matinong paggogobyerno,” he said.
(To the people of Sorsogon, thank you so much for the support and trust that you have shown not only to me but to the entire group of Sorsogon First and NPC. We promise to return the favor by rendering genuine service, straight and good governance.)
Escudero’s term in Senate ends in June. – Marje Pelayo
SORSOGON, Philippines— The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday (May 5) raised Alert Level 1 over Mount Bulusan due to increased seismic activity.
From May 4 to 5, Phivolcs has recorded a total of 16 volcanic earthquakes, according to the agency’s Bulusan Volcano Bulletin on Sunday.
It also noted the active volcano’s tilt data from April 29 to May 5 which indicated a slight inflation in the upper slopes.
The agency also observed increase in water temperature of nearby hot springs.
Phivolcs said that raising Alert Level 1 or abnormal status “indicates that hydrothermal processes may be underway beneath the volcano that may lead to steam-driven eruption.”
With increase volcanic activity, the agency reminds residents and local government units (LGU) near the volcano to avoid entry into the 4-kilometer Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) around the volcano.
The agency also urges vigilance in the Extended Danger Zone or areas two kilometers beyond the PDZ, “due to the possibilities of sudden and hazardous phreatic eruptions (steam but no lava), rockfall and landslide.”
Likewise, aircraft pilots are advised to avoid flying near the volcano’s summit because ash from an eruption is hazardous. – Marje Pelayo
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