By: Rodrigo S. Victoria, PIA Biliran
Biliran, Biliran (28 December) â€“ The Chief Presidential Legal Counsel of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) embodies the real Santa Claus this morning in the jampacked bus terminal this town as he distributed the different forms of valuable gifts coming from the different government agencies to Biliranons.
Secretary Sergio Apostol who arrived in Biliran town through a chopper was with region 8 regional directors Letecia Corillo of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Engr. Juan Sabulao, Jr. of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Leo CaÃ±eda of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Erlinda Olivia P. Tiu of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Adelaida Asperin of the Department of Health (DOH) and Regional Manager (RM) Ben Marta of the National Food Authority (NFA),
Secretary Apostol represents in behalf of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the yuletide gift giving sorties in region 8 that includes Samar and Biliran provinces that belong to the Priority 1 and Priority 2 provinces dubbed as Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo.
More than 30,000 poor families have been identified by DSWD as recipients of the Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo in region 8. Continue reading “Secretary Apostol graces PGMAs Pamaskong Handog in Biliran”
by: flor jackson, PIA Biliran
Naval, Biliran (December 28) â€“ The weather was cooperating as it was a sunny day today when the activity dubbed â€œPamaskong Handog ng Panguloâ€ in Biliran province was launched at the bus terminal of Biliran town, one of the six municipalities in the entire province identified to receive gifts from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo this Christmas season.
Residents from the barangays who were identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) at the regional office as the poorest in their areas trooped to the venue of the activity as early as six oâ€™clock in the morning to receive their package of gifts.
Secretary Sergio Apostol, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel who arrived Biliran by chopper at the Biliran National Agricultural College (BNAC) helipad at around 9:00 oâ€™clock in the morning together with his party composed of regional Directors of the line agencies led in the ceremonial distribution of the gift packs from the President to the first 20 identified recipients coming from the barangays of Biliran town. He was assisted by Director Juan Sabulao of the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Director Letecia Corillo of DSWD, Asst. Director Adelaida Asperin of DOH, Regional Manager Benjamin Marta of the National Food Authority (NFA), Director Olive Tiu of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Director Leo Caneda of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other officials. Continue reading “Biliran launching of pamaskong handog ng pangulo successful”
ABS CBN as of 12/29/2007
A former missionary in Biliran, Leyte has accused the bishop of Naval town of sexually molesting boys.
Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN News North America bureau chief, reported that Stephen Michael Greinke, an ex-missionary who worked for the diocese of Naval in the Visayas, said he has been calling for the ouster of Catholic Bishop Filomento Bactol for the last seven years.
Greinke alleged that Bactol abused his power and sexually molested young boys.
“I lived with the bishop at his palace. And at night he would have young men sleeping in his bedroom – kids who were under the age of 16 sleeping with him at night. Again I thought that was very inappropriate and it became very ‘gossiping, chismoso, around about the bishop’s behavior with the children,'” Greinke told Reyes. Continue reading “Biliran bishop accused of sexual molestation”
Tacloban City (December 26) â€“ In behalf of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Secretary Sergio Apostol will be present during the Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo in the provinces of Biliran and Samar.
The Secretary will attend the Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo Caravan which will reach Biliran, Biliran at 9:00 oâ€™clock in the morning of December 28. In Biliran town, all the recipients from the six municipalities of Biliran will converge.
Continue reading “SEC APOSTOL ASSISTS PGMA IN PAMASKONG HANDOG AT BILIRAN, SAMAR PROVINCES”
by Maryam Fatima Chawdhury, BiliranIsland.com
The PPA just recenty implemented the National Terminal Fee on all vehicles that may enter the port of Naval.
According to PPA Naval manager, Engr. Arsenio Enderes, the terminal fee was already implemented under the term “Temporary Vehicle Pass” by the LGU before. For reasons Enderes chose not to disclose, the operations of this fee were stopped.
Continue reading “PPA IMPLEMENTS TERMINAL FEE ON NAVAL PORT”
12/24/2007 6:36 PM
A Catholic bishop based in Biliran dismissed allegations that he molested a former missionary, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group reported.
Bishop Filomeno Bactol of the Diocese of Naval said that he never molested the former missionary and other men, correspondent Rico Lucena reported.
The allegations were contained in an e-mail from Stephen Michael Greinke, a former missionary of the diocese.
Father Benjamin Pantas, the diocese’s media liaison officer, said that Greinke’s allegations were false.
Pantas said that Greinke was the one accused of molesting members of his congregation in Naval back in 2000. Continue reading “Biliran bishop denies sexual abuse raps”