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Sunday, August 12, 2018

GO NEGOSYO LAUNCHES THE FIRST MENTOR ME ON WHEELS IN BICOL

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Legazpi City (August 12) – Saturday (Aug. 11)  marked the paradigm shift for aspiring entrepreneurs and micro small and medium enterprise owners to scale up their lives now that they are equipped with the technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship.

Organized by PBN Broadcasting Network Inc – DZGB, President Brenda Bayona-Locsin in partnership with  Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal and the city government and Ayala Malls-Legazpi, the joint initiative of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry mentored more than 300 mentees registered to the Mentor Me on Wheels Legazpi through a free-on-one 30-minute session with successful entrepreneurs on its 6th leg at Ayala Malls this city.

Mentoring session was participated in by the French Baker Founder and CEO Johnlu Koa, Albay 2nd Dist. Rep. Joey Salceda, Romy Tan of LCC Foundation ,LCC Malls and LCC Ayala-Legazpi , 1st Colonial Grill Owner Bong Aspe, BM Allan RaƱola, Doc. Joey Betito CEO & Chairman of Miracle Health Corporation and other entrep-mentors who shared their expertise on entrepreneurial mind-setting and marketing.

In his keynote address, Mr Koa said that MSMEs must focus on three factors: Money, Market, and Mentorship to succeed. Go Negosyo find ways to put together programs so that the 3M’s would be accessible to small businessmen in the MSME sector. He emphasized that mentorship is the software for every entrepreneur to be successful.

In her final statement, Mrs. Bayona-Locsin expressed his appreciation to the mentees and the mentors for realizing the PBN-DZGB’s dream of bringing Go Negosyo in Bicol to be accessible to every individual and for everybody to become successful entrepreneur someday. Now is the time to act, find ways, research, reach out, and find where they really fit in and actively partner with public and private institutions to provide mentorship, money and market. (Mar de la Cruz)

Monday, July 23, 2018

GO NEGOSYO’S MENTOR ME ON WHEELS GOES TO LEGAZPI CITY

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LEGAZPI CITY (July 23) - Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me on Wheels (MMOW) will be on its 6th  leg on August 11, 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the activity center of Ayala Malls-Legazpi.

Mentor Me on Wheels is an effort to further expand Go Negosyo’s program reach nationwide especially to those aspiring and underserved entrepreneurs from far-flung areas. This program also provides an avenue for capacity building in realizing the goal of President Rodrigo Duterte’s building of an inclusive economy.


The MWOW-Legazpi is the initiative of PBN Pres. Brenda Bayona Locsin who is now the Bicol’s Mentor Me Champion and partner of Go Negosyo after attending the first leg of MWOW in SM Mall of Asia last May 11. Mam Brenda’s passion of scaling the lives of others is reflected in one of the PBN Broadcasting Network, Inc.- DZGB’s flagship program Business, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood.

Attendees will get to experience a 15-minute one-on-one mentoring from the pool of successful Go Negosyo Mentors. The 1-on-1 mentorship will provide access to quality capacity building and motivate the existing entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurship, and potential mentors.

EVP Glenn J. Barcelon who is the event director said that through this free mentorship program, micro-small business owners can now be equipped with the technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship. “The foundation of a values-oriented entrepreneur will be the primary topic on the aspect of entrepreneurial mind-setting”, he added.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Mr. Joey Concepcion-Founder of Go Negosyo will be joined by Sec. Ramon Lopez of the Dept. of Trade and Industry, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala – CEO and Chairman of Ayala Corporation who will share their expertise on how to become an entrepreneur. 

Interested mentees can register on line or at DZGB-Am, Imperial Court Subdivision, Brgy. 23, Legazpi City.((Mar de la Cruz)


Friday, July 20, 2018

MEDIAMAN KILLED IN AMBUSH NEAR HIS HOUSE EARLY FRIDAY

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LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY (July 20) – A  mediaman based in this province was killed by still unidentified suspects while on board his Isuzu MU Wizard near his house in Brgy. PeƱafrancia, Daraga Friday morning.

Initial investigation  disclosed that  broadcaster Joey Llana was on his way to his boarding duty when the killing happened. Llana suffered multiple gun shot wounds on his head and other parts of the body while the SOCO team recovered more than ten (10) spent shells of calibre.45 and 9mm on the crime scene.

As of this writing motive is still unknown and no identification of suspects had been established. Daraga COP PCI Benito Dipad assured  of a thorough investigation regarding the treacherous killing of Llana with high hopes that witnesses will surface  for fast resolution of the case.

In an exclusive interview by VP Henry Maceda on DZGB’s Primetime program Morning Hirit, KBP President Tito Ordinario condemned the killing of Llana and called for a meeting of all the KBP officers to come up with an official statement on the incident.

The killing of Llana is the 3rd incident against media practitioners in the province since the ambush of Jun Villanueva and Roel Endrinal years ago that remains unsolved up to this date. (Mar de la Cruz)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

TRAIN LAW INCREASES LOTTO TICKETS BY 20%

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LAOAG CITY (July 18) - On July 23, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is set to implement its 20-percent increase in the prices of Lotto tickets, resulting from the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. From P20 lotto tickets will now be sold on the different outlets nationwide at P24 each.

TRAIN law imposes a 20 percent documentary stamp tax (DST) on all lotto tickets. This 20 percent will go a long way in building bridges, roads, and other infrastructure projects of the Build Build Build Program of President Duterte.

“Let us not look at this 20 percent as just an additional burden, but look at it at the brighter side because in the long run, we will all benefit from this,” Balutan said.

Balutan appealed to the public for help, to President Rodrigo Duterte, and the government in its fights against illegal numbers games and promote and support STL and other PCSO games.

“With more revenues, more funds will be provided to your respective local government units and to your constituents,” he added.

The formal announcement was made by GM Balutan at the 2nd Quarter Sama-samang Talakayan at Liwanagan held at the Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino, this city.

The quarterly forum has been a regular activity of PCSO for the general manager to report to the public its revenue collections.

“We are doing this because we want to show the public that we are transparent in all our dealings. We want to let the public know where their money goes and what the PCSO has done in support to the Universal Heathcare coverage program of President Rodrigo Duterte,” said Balutan.

PCSO’s revenue for the second quarter is P6.4 billion or 26 percent higher compared with the same period last year.

“Figure don’t lie and our revenues for the second quarter, which is 24 percent higher compared to the same period of last year is proof that PCSO under the able leadership of Chairman Anselmo Simeon Pinili and yours truly together with the rest of the members of the Board is on the right track of hitting its P60-billion target by the end of this year,” said Balutan. (Mar de la Cruz)


Saturday, July 14, 2018

DSWD’s SIMULTANEOUS PAYOUT OF P2,400 TO BICOLANO INDIGENT SENIOR CITIZENS AFFECTED BY TRAIN LAW JUMP-START TODAY

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Legazpi City (July 14) – Payout of P2,400 under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program kick-start Saturday simultaneously in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.

UCT is a cash subsidy under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to lessen the negative economic effects by the said law to poor Filipinos covering the year 2018-2020.

In his statement, DSWD Bicol Regional Dir. Arnel B. Garcia said that UCT cash grant cannot cover all the household expenses but only an augmentation to the poorest of the poor affected by  inflation.  For this year, Garcia said, "each beneficiary will receive a total of P2,400 which is equivalent to P200 per month and for the succeeding years, a beneficiary will receive P300 monthly or P3,600 annually".

UCT will be given to beneficiaries of Social Pension and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and Listahanan identified poor households. With the ongoing payout, Social Pension Program beneficiaries are advised to present their Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) Identification Cards and Cerfication issued by DSWD Regional Office. 

DSWD Bicol said that more than 195,000 indigent senior citizens in the region is expected to benefit from the said subsidy. (Mar de la Cruz)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

YOUNG AMERICAN VARSITY ALL STAR PLAYERS SET TO PLAY IN DZGB’s CHARITY GAME

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Legazpi City (June 13) – Albayano basketball fans should expect a night to remember when a team of young, talented and promising varsity players from Garland High School –Texas, USA seeing action  in a charity event in Legazpi City this month .

Charity Basketball Exhibition Games, a charity fundraiser for the benefit of the social services projects of PBN-DZGB Foundation, Inc. is set on June 30 at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation, Brgy. Bitano, this city at 4:00 PM as part of the year-long activities for the 60th Founding Anniversary of DZGB-Am – the pioneer and consistent No. 1 Station in the province of Albay.

Garland High School Varsity will be teaming up with DZGB Selection against Mayor’s Cup selection. A match up against the 6-peat champion of the Governor’s Cup  Sto.Domingo Nat’l. High School  RED DRAGONS versus  Congressman’s Cup Selection has been set up for the 2nd game.

Tickets are available at DZGB, DZGB Staff and other partners. Ticket prices are P500 (Ringside)a and P100 pesos (General Admission). (Mar de la Cruz)


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PCSO CALLS ON LOCAL OFFICIALS AND PNP TO GO AFTER ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATORS

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LEGAZPI CITY (May 23) – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) urged the local government chief executives to intensify its campaign against illegal gambling which hamper the revenue generation of the agency on its small town lottery (STL).
               
In an exclusive interview with DZGB News in the program Aramon Niato, retired Marine Maj. Manuel Fraginal Sr. (Executive Assistant VI, Nationwide Inter-Branch Security Monitoring chief, Office of the General Manager-PCSO) disclosed that if the LGU and law enforcement agencies do their job to curtail illegal gambling, the revenue program target of PCSO will be attained and more Filipinos nationwide can be given medical assistance under the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) and other related health programs of the agency.

Fraginal pointed out that Executive Order No. 13 issued by Pres.Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Feb. 2, 2017 directed LGU’s and law enforcement agencies to go after illegal gambling in their area of jurisdiction and file appropriate charges to perpetrators. The PCSO official added that in Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. stood firm not to allow any form of illegal gambling in his province.

Fraginal also appealed to the Albayanos/Bicolanos to help PCSO in its revenue generation and report to the authorities of any illegal numbers game activity.

In an earlier statement PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said, “We have to face the illegal gambling crisis, and double our efforts in the conduct of operations against illegal gambling to arrest syndicates, particularly those who are using STL as a front to cover their illegal business.” (Mar de la Cruz)