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Lawmakers see rough sailing for Nueva Camarines bill

House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives, having recognized all of its members and tackled pending bills, is now waiting for the Senate in order to act on measures Malacañang has urged them to take up, the most contentious being one which will create the province of Nueva Camarines.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill creating Nueva Camarines hurdles Senate second reading

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The bill establishing the new province of Nueva Camarines was passed on second reading in the Senate Tuesday.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Camarines Sur bill still alive

Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Once thought to be dead after Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV fought over the alleged railroading of the measure, the contoversial Camarines Sur (CamSur) bill is again on the move with Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada pushing for its passage before the Christmas break.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov assails move to bend rules for CamSur split


Camarines Sur Governor Luis “L-Ray” Villafuerte Jr. has accused the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of laying down the groundwork for a possible division of the province even if the bill that takes away one district to create Nueva Camarines has not yet been signed into law. In a letter to the Comelec and copies of [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CamSur bill dead in wake of word war

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate on Thursday failed to approve a bill that would carve out the fourth district of Camarines Sur and name it Nueva Camarines, making efforts of Camarines Sur congressmen who launched an intense lobby for its approval in the chamber all for naught.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 senators oppose bill splitting CamSur province—Sotto

Photo taken from nscb.gov.ph

Senate majority leader Tito Sotto on Thursday claimed that three senators have indicated plans to oppose the bill carving Nueva Camarines province from the existing Camarines Sur.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec has money for Camarines Sur plebiscite

Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has allowed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to use a portion of its P4.733-billion savings for 2011 to fund the holding of a plebiscite in Camarines Sur on the proposed creation of the province of Nueva Camarines (NuevaCam).

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

There is money for plebiscite for creation of Nueva Camarines, lawmaker insists

Camarines Sur Representative Arnulfo Fuentebella over the weekend said that officials of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) had made the assurance that there were enough funds for a plebiscite this year for the creation of the province of Nueva Camarines (NuevaCam).

Posted: March 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New province can’t be formed without plebiscite—Gov. Villafuerte

Former Camarines Sur Gov. Luis “LRay” Villafuerte Jr.: Puzzled. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Time, and money, has run out on the House measure to carve the new province of Nueva Camarines from the flanks of the existing province of Camarines Sur.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Imee Marcos joins CamSur division opponents

LAOAG CITY—Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos has joined opponents of a bill that would break up Camarines Sur with the creation of a new province to be called Nueva Camarines. “We have no new room for a new province,” she said, reflecting on the fact that Ilocos also suffered from its own breakup into a [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Family feud worsens with creation of new Camarines province


The creation of the new province of Nueva Camarines has further divided one of the more influential political families in Bicol. Rep. Luis Villafuerte (3rd district, Camarines Sur), revealed that his son, Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte Jr., plans to pit his 22-year-old son against him in the 2013 gubernatorial elections. The elder [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘No politics in House vote on Nueva Camarines’


The main proponent of a proposed law creating the new province of Nueva Camarines denied the measure was railroaded through the House of Representatives last week where it was approved by an overwhelming 229-1 vote. Negros Oriental Rep. George Arnaiz, chair of the committee on local governments, said the creation of Nueva Camarines out of [...]

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

House passes bill splitting CamSur


Voting 229-1, the House of Representatives on Wednesday night overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a bill creating the province of Nueva Camarines in the Bicol region. The four congressmen from Camarines Sur who were its authors on Thursday hailed the passage of House Bill No. 4820. “This triumph belongs to the people of [...]

Posted: August 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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