Town in Camarines Norte boosts its ‘Plastic Bottle, Palit-Bigas’ program

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 29, 2020   •   244

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Barangay 5 in Daet, Camarines Norte launched ‘Plastic Bottle, Palit-Bigas’ program to help their fellow youths and other residents cope with the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Under the program, three plastic bottles filled with cut plastic materials can be exchanged for two kilos of rice with one canned sardines and instant noodles.

The town’s SK chairperson, Maria Monica Abanes said the program allows young people to engage in a more productive activity during quarantine.

“Siyempre sa pandemic ngayon, makakatulong po sa mga kabataan. Malilibang po sila tapos makakatulong din po sila sa kanilang magulang sa pang-araw-araw (During this pandemic, [the program] can surely help the youth. It will be an activity for them and it can also help their parents to sustain their daily needs),” she said.

The collected plastics will also be used to make eco-bricks. From August to September, around 400 bottles or eco-bricks have been made and over 175 families have benefitted from the said project.

Ito po yung tulong po namin sa environment kasi nagkaroon po kami ng proper waste disposal (This is our way of helping the environment. We were able to promote proper waste disposal), Abanes said. AAC (with reports from Bryan Baldaraje)

Deped probes face mask-sharing incident at graduation rites in Camarines Norte

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 18, 2020

The Department of Education (DepEd) has begun the investigation on the face mask-sharing incident at a graduation rite in Camarines Norte.

A video went viral on social media showing students sharing face masks during an informal graduation rites at a public elementary school in Daet, Camarines Norte. The video immediately received ire from concerned citizens saying it violates minimum health standards.

According to DepEd Usec. Jess Mateo the department has already asked the school head and the teacher involved to submit a written explanation regarding the incident.

“Pina-explain din namin in writing iyong guro kung ano ang mga pangyayari na roon (We asked the teacher to explain in writing about what happened during the incident),” he said.

He also added that the results of the investigation may be released by next week.

Meanwhile, the local Deped COVID-19 task force is currently monitoring the health status of the students involved in the incident. The department also reiterated that face-to-face graduation or moving-up rites are temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The department encourages schools to conduct virtual graduation rites to keep the students safe from getting infected by the virus. –AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)

Pagpapatuloy ng peace talks sa CPP-NPA-NDF, wala pang katiyakan ayon sa Malacañang

admin   •   January 6, 2015

“…are they serious? Are these all just media mileage for them? We’ve always stated that we are willing to discuss peace we rather peace than war.” — Presidential Spokesperson Sec. Edwin Lacierda (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi masisisi ng Malakanyang kung kondenahin ng Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process ang ginawang pag-atake ng rebeldeng New Peoples Army (NPA) sa Compostela Valley at Camarines Norte sa kabila ng month-long unilateral ceasefire na idineklara ng pamahalaan noong December 19, 2014.

Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, sa kasalukuyan ay wala pa namang nangyayaring pormal na usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at rebeldeng grupo.

“We’re coming from a situation were there are no peace talks, so were status quo right now. I mean there are friends of the process back and forth to see if there are possibility of restarting the peace process.”

Sinabi rin ni Secretary Lacierda na hindi nila alam kung seryoso ang rebeldeng grupo sa negosasyong pangkapayapaan ng pamahalaan dahil sa ginawang pag-atake ng rebeldeng NPA noong Disyembre.

“And now Mr. (Jose Maria) Sison said that we’d like to have a one-one meeting with the President but were the talks yet, how are we… are they serious, are these all just media mileage for them, we’ve always stated that we are willing to discuss peace we rather peace than war,” anang kalihim.

Ngunit tiniyak ng Malakanyang na sa kabila ng nasabing usaping ay magpapatuloy ang pamahalaan sa pagpapatupad ng poverty intervention programs upang matulungan ang mga kababayan nating mahihirap kahit pa sa mga lugar na pinagkukutaan ng mga rebelde. (Nel Maribojoc / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

7 Miyembro ng Minorya sa Kamara, Umatras na sa Pagsuporta sa RH Bill

admin   •   August 1, 2012

 

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (UNTV News)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Nagbitiw bilang co-author ng kontrobersyal na Reproductive Health Bill ang 7 miyembro ng minorya sa kamara.

Kabilang sa mga ito sina House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Siquijor Rep. Orlando Fua, UNA ANG PAMILYA party-list Rep. Reena Concepcion-Obillo, Lanao Del Sur Rep. Mohammed Hussein Pangandaman, AA Kasosyo party-list Rep. Nasser Pangandaman, Camarines Norte Rep. Elmer Panotes at Anad Party-list Representative Pastor Alcover.

Bilang pagpapatibay sa gagawing pag-atras, isang sulat na na may lagda ang ipinadala ng mga kongresista kay House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

Ayon kay Congressman Suarez, nag-withdraw sila ng suporta sa RH Bill dahil sensitibo ang isyung ito dahil buhay na ng tao ang pinag-uusapan .

“In a popular  context sasabihin ko sa inyo maaaring tama yung sinasabi na tama sa nakararami yung sumusuporta sa RH,  tingnan mo mabuti dahil yung dev nation at yung maraming population  na sinasabing may excess tayo the only reason kaya di tayo bankrupt ay dahil sa OFW….and our component is people tapos kokontrolin natin? Kaya yun ang dahilan kung bakit ako nagdalawang isip at lumipat ng suporta.”

Samantala, sinabi naman ng kongresista na dapat pa ring ituloy ang debate sa RH Bill at hayaan munang magsalita ang lahat ng miyembro ng kongreso.

Sa Agosto 7 nakatakdang magsagawa ng botohan ang mga miyembro ng kamara upang tukuyin kung ititigil na ang debate sa RH Bill at ituloy na sa period of amendments. (Ito ang Balita ni Grace Casin/Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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