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Phase-out: Post offices in Camarines Sur undergo consolidation

Phase-out: Post offices in Camarines Sur undergo consolidation

The ease of usage by cellphone text messaging and the internet has finally caught up the territory previously dominated by the post office, that of sending and delivering letters. Little did many surmised before that it could lead to something economically disadvantageous to some sectors. One government agency is slowly becoming the extinct “Dodo” of […]…

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Complete energization of Albay will take 2-3 months – APEC

Complete energization of Albay will take 2-3 months – APEC

LEGAZPI CITY — While few localities in the province have their electricity supply restored much of the area taken over by Albay Power and Energy Corporation are still in the dark. It is more likely that the unenergized areas of the province will have to…

Sorsogon officials say Albay bloats disaster report

Sorsogon officials say Albay bloats disaster report

SORSOGON CITY – After the storm that hit the Bicol region comes the backlash. Sorsogon provincial officials accuses the Albay leadership of allegedly seeming and deliberate exaggeration and padding on estimated disaster report on the value of devastation wrought by Typhoon Glenda. Of the six…

Inmate bolts Sorsogon prison, another dies in Masbate jail

Inmate bolts Sorsogon prison, another dies in Masbate jail

LEGAZPI CITY, July 21 — Residents have expressed concern over the situation in local jails after a prisoner escaped from the city district jail in Barangay Balogo, Sorsogon City on Sunday afternoon while an inmate died of ailment inside his detention cell in Masbate early…

Phivolcs repairs 15 monitoring stations disabled by “Glenda”

Phivolcs repairs 15 monitoring stations disabled by “Glenda”

LEGAZPI CITY — Two teams from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Manila repaired nine of the 10 monitoring stations around Mount Mayon including six of the seven similar equipments around Bulusan volcano disabled by typhoon “Glenda” on July 15. Headed by Dr.…

Go home: Typhoon Glenda evacuees told to decamp

Go home: Typhoon Glenda evacuees told to decamp

Bicol region is reeling from the massive blackout, total power disruptions in all areas, while affected residents are just beginning to face the difficult task of rebuilding, again. Even with the absence of electric power in the entire region, the provincial governments in Bicol have…

DOE: Luzon power supply partial restoration on Saturday

DOE: Luzon  power supply partial restoration on Saturday

Power in the Luzon grid will be partially restored the earliest on Saturday (July 19th) and the latest on Tuesday, next week. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla pointed out that power restoration is also dependent on the repair of the 69 kilovolt (kV) lines, which may…

Update: Glenda death toll now 38, NDRRMC report more damages

Update: Glenda death toll now 38, NDRRMC report more damages

A total of thirty eight persons were reported dead, ten were injured and eight are still missing in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4-b, 5, 7 and NCR as aftermath of Typhoon Glenda, according to the update by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.…

Typhoon Glenda aftermath, death and injuries rise

Typhoon Glenda aftermath, death and injuries rise

MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of deaths rose to 20 while 505,000 people were affected in Luzon and the Visayas due to strong winds, waves and rains spawned by Typhoon “Glenda”. In its report…

Typhoon Glenda out but new potential cyclone seen

Typhoon Glenda out but new potential cyclone seen

Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday.…

Update: Bicol mainland, other areas under massive power blackout

Update: Bicol mainland, other areas under massive power blackout

Typhoon “Glenda” left behind with majority of electric cooperatives, power retailers, in the Bicol mainland and other areas powerless, as noted by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In the NGCP’s 7:00 a.m. update Wednesday, identified these cooperatives as the Eastern Samar Electric…

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