Pawikan found dead in Bula, Camarines Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 30, 2019   •   1390

A Leatherback sea turtle or pawikan was found dead along the shores of Barangay Caraosan in Bula, Camarines Sur on Sunday (July 28).

The 200-kilogram male pawikan was found by Tirso B. Renegado, a local fisherman. He said the creature was entangled with rope when he found it.

Based on the examination of authorities, the cause of death of the pawikan might possibly due to drowning after it was unable to resurface for oxygen.

“It was also believed that there was an attempt to catch the marine turtle but since it weighed heavily, the catchers might have backed off,” according to the post of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol.

The pawikan was buried 200 meters off the shoreline of the said barangay.

“The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to report such incidents and turnover any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release to their natural habitat,” the post adds.—AAC

Ilang bahagi ng Bicol region binaha at walang kuryente dahil sa epekto ni ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021

Baha na sa ilang panig ng Camarines Sur dahil sa walang tigil na pag-ulan bunsod ng bagyong Bising.

Kabilang sa mga binaha ang Himagtocon Lagonoy Spillway kaya hindi ito ngayon madaanan ng lahat ng uri ng sasakyan.

Malakas na ulan rin ang nararanasan ngayon sa Bicol region kaya nagpatupad na ng forced at pre-emptive evacuation sa landslide at flood-prone areas ang mga lokal na pamahalaan.

Sa tala ng Office of the Civil Defense Region 5, aabots sa 27,211 pamilya ang pansamantalang nanunuluyan sa iba’t ibang evacuation centers sa rehiyon.

Paalala naman ng Department of Health sa mga lokal na opisyal na magtalaga ng safety officers na magsasagawa ng clinical at exposure assessment sa lahat ng mga nasa evacuation center upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19 at iba pang uri ng sakit.

Sa Camarines Norte, nawalan ng supply ng kuryente ang ilang lugar dahil sa malalakas na hangin at natumbang mga puno.

Agad namang naalis ang mga punong nakahambalang sa mga kalsada kaya’t maaari pa itong daanan ng mga sasakyan.

May napaulat ding 959 na mga pasaherong naipit sa iba’t ibang pantalan sa Bicol matapos suspindihin ang biyahe ng mga barko.

Hindi rin pinayagang dumaan sa Maharlika Highway sa bayan ng Pilar, Sorsogon ang 87 truck upang maiwasan ang pagdami ng mga truck sa Matnog port.

Sa ngayon ay patuloy pang inaalam ng pamahalaan ng panlalawigan ang pinsala ang bagyong Bising sa rehiyon. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Bryan Baldaraje)

Wildlife conservation must continue amid pandemic —DENR

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reiterated the need to continue wildlife conservation even amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

This was after a nesting sea turtle was sighted in Zambales province. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu also reported several sightings of nesting sea turtles were in other areas.

“Even if we are faced with a difficult situation brought about by the threats of the disease, we must continue to strive to protect and preserve our endangered pawikan,” he said.

He added that the sightings prove that the efforts of conserving wildlife was not in vain.

The DENR’s Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Olongapo City also received a report that sea turtles laying eggs were spotted at a beach resort in San Antonio town.

The DENR said they will monitor the situation of these nests to protect them from poachers and illegal wildlife traders.  AAC

Alleged CPP-NPA official arrested in Camarines Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 4, 2020

The Philippine Army has arrested an alleged official of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Camarines Sur.

Marilou Pascual Tan or alias Tinay is now in the custody of the Tinambac Municipal Police Station.

Authorities said Tinay is among the high-value individuals arrested for frustrated murder.

Tinay is allegedly the secretary of Komiteng Probinsya 2 of the Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC) of the CPP-NPA.

Police authorities recovered anti-personnel mines, hand grenades, .38 caliber gun, and propaganda materials.

Brigade Commander of the 902nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, Col. Jaime Abawag Jr. said they managed to track Tinay down after receiving a tip from several residents.

“This development is a manifestation of the continuous collapse of the CTG (communist terrorist groups). Their very own people are now siding with the government and exposing their own top leaders who are supposedly well-insulated,” he said.

Abawag also encourages residents to immediately report suspicious individuals in their area. -AAC (with reports from Allan Manansala)

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