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Monday, October 16, 2017



PILI, CAMSUR (October 16) - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - Bicol opened Monday, the 54th Fish Conservation Week Celebration this year with the theme " Industriya ng Pangisdaan ay Masigla kung ang Karagatan ay Malinis at Masagana" at the BFAR Regional Office, here.

The Fish Conservation Week is a yearly undertaking of the bureau every 3rd Week of October to increase awareness on the importance of protecting and conserving the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 176 series of 1963.

Meaningful activities were conducted in the opening day to include: groundbreaking of the FISHCORAL Coastal Resource Management and Livelihood Center, the book launching of the ATLAS book produced by the National Stock Assessment Project, awarding of motorized and non-motorized fiberglass boats and fishing paraphernalias to the identified Local Government Units and institutions in Camarines Sur, and blessing and distribution of service vehicles to the provincial offices of the agency.

BFAR Regional Dir. Dennis del Socorro said, the provincial fisheries offices will also conduct activities that advocates the protection and conservation of the marine resources in the entire region. He added that BFAR and their supported organizations will be at Ayala Malls from Oct. 17-20, 2017 for the Bicol Agri-Aqua Fair presented by PBN DZGB-AM in time for its 59th Founding Anniversary and Legazpi Port District Fiesta. Best aqua-marine products will be on display during the event. Fish forum will also be conducted to promote on conservervation of our fishery resources. (Mar de la Cruz)

Friday, October 13, 2017



LEGAZPI CITY (October 13) – Hundreds of lay leaders and lay keepers, Parish Pastoral Council officers and head of Religious Organizations from different parishes in the country will be in Legazpi City for the  20th National Biennial Convention which will be  held from Oct. 27 to 29 at the Legazpi Convention Center here.

It is a gathering of Arch/Diocesan Councils of the Laity  and Catholic Lay groups from all over the country for the purpose of revisiting  “The Role of the Laity in Society, Politics, Economics and Environment, said Bishop Joel Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi in an interview with DZGB News.  He added that Laiko has a big role in the transformation of the society. He enjoined lay leaders in the Diocese to participate in the convention. Diocesan Council for the Laity Legazpi will host the event.

The convention will be grace by CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Laity Chairman and Laiko National Director Most Rev. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Arbishop Rolando J.  Tirona  of the Archdiocese of Caceres and former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez. (Mar de la Cruz)



LEGAZPI CITY (October 13) - Simultaneous prayer rallies will be conducted by Catholic faithful and religious in three cities of Albay today,  to stage a campaign for a call to  STOP the KILLINGS under the Duterte administration and START THE HEALING to enjoy a peaceful life.
In an interview with  DZGB News , Father Rex Arjona, executive director of the Social Action Center and spokesperson for the Diocese of Legazpi, said the activity was a church-based campaign to raise consciousness among the public on the spate of killings arising from the government’s war on drugs. 'We would like to awaken the people’s mind to our shared responsibility to stop the killings and start the healing process,' Arjona said."

Earlier Bishop Joel Baylon announced over DZGB News that the prayer-rally starts at 3:00 PM in various gathering areas followed by a march towards Tabaco Church in the First Vicariate, and Albay Cathedral in the Second Vicariate. The Third Vicariate participants will stage a motorcade from their parishes to Albay Cathedral.

Bishop Joel Baylon leads the concelebrated Mass at Albay Cathedral, and Bishop Lucilo Quiambao at Tabaco Church. After the Mass, there will be a candle-lighting ceremony to symbolize solidarity with victims and their families. (Mar de la Cruz)

Thursday, October 12, 2017



LEGAZPI CITY (October 12) - DENR Asst. Regional Director Robert Sheen clarified Thursday, that the proponent of the proposed road network connecting the municipalities of Sto. Domingo, Bacacay,Malilipot and the City of Tabaco, Albay has violated certain provisions of  PD 705 or cutting trees without permit in Buang Road section going to Mayon Skyline. In like manner a violation was also committed against the  Environmental Management Bureau Regulations for implementing the project without Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the San Roque, Malilipot and Apparition Site Road in Bonga, Bacacay, Albay.

In an exclusive interview with DZGB News, ARD Sheen said that the proposed road network is either inside the 6 kilometer permanent danger zone or inside the protected area. He added that cease and desist order will be issued soonest today by EMB due to the absence of ECC and a notice from their office regarding the violation of cutting trees without permit under PD 705. He also said that the details for the liabilities will be issued by their legal division.  He said that DPWH 1st Engineering district will be liable to this incident. (Mar de la Cruz)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017



OAS, ALBAY (October 10)  - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office 5 commended Oas Municipal Police Station and the Municipal Health Office here for the prompt confiscation of thirty five (35) kilos of processed Puffer Fish (Family Tetraodontidae) for violation of FAO 249 o Ban on the Sale and Distribution of Raw/Fresh and Processed Puffer Fish series of 2014.

In his report, Acting Oas MPS  Chief of Police PCI Domingo Tapel, Jr. said that he coordinated to the local government after receiving reports from the public that processed puffer fish (badi na tikong)  is being sold in the public market of the said municipality.

An operation was conducted at 8:30 AM, Tuesday in response  to the alarm caused by the reported death of two kids in Presentacion , Camarines Sur after eating fresh puffer fish (tikong) the other week.  (Mar de la Cruz)

Thursday, October 5, 2017



LEGAZPI CITY (October 5) – More than 5,000 teachers from the 17 regions attend today the Celebration of the National Teachers Day at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation, Bitano, here. DepEd Sec. Leonor M. Briones and DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno to represent Pres. Rodrigo Duterte will grace the occasion.

In an ambush interview by DZGB News at the Legazpi City Airport Assistant Sec. Tonisito Umali said that programs for the benefit of teachers is the priority of the Deparment of Education (DepED) specially for those injured or killed.

He said that they are with high hopes that the bills filed in the Philippine Congress for Salary increase of public school teachers will be passed into law to encourage teachers to stay and be motivated to impart knowledge to students under their watch.

Usec. Umali also thank the media for the untiring support to teachers needs and upliftment of  the education system of the country. Umali was invited by Sen. Francis “Chiz”Escudero and Rep. Evie “Nanay”Escudero as guest of honor in the celebration of teachers day in Sorsogon City, province of Sorsogon. (Mar de la Cruz)

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