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Albay’s white elephant Pantao is regional port to nowhere?

Budget insertions for appropriations on the 2019 proposed national budget made top news these past days. Members of the house of representatives and the Budget Department are pointing fingers who did the possible insertion which bloated the proposed national budget. Budget insertions when intended for infrastructure projects of congressional districts […]

Watch Russia unveils new generation MIG-35 fighter jet

Russia has just unveiled its most advanced lightweight MIG-35 fighters in a stunning video with demonstration of the jet capabiliities. The Russian Ministry of Defense said, “At the moment, the aircraft are in full swing being tested by experts of the State Flight Test Center of the Ministry and the […]

Bong Revilla off the hook on pork barrel fund plunder case

As many expected, former Philippine senator Bong Revilla on Friday was acquitted by the Sandiganbayan of the plunder case in relation to the misuse of P224 million pork barrel funds. Pork barrel funds were coated as Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of previous administrations. His co-accused, bussinesswoman Janet Lim Napoles […]

This flying preacher remind us of the hoverboard priest

Remember the Filipino priest who celebrated a mass rolling around using a hoverboard? Yes, he was Fr. Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal parish of Binan in Laguna. His hoverboard mass video became viral but received flack from some netizens and the Catholic hierarchy. Eventually, the priest […]

Naga airport in Pili soon ready for night landings, take-offs

The domestic airport in Pili serving metropolitan Naga and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte will soon be capable of catering to evening flight take-off and landing operations. The Naga airport, which is operated by the Air transportation Office (ATO) of the Department of Transportation and Communications, has […]

The truth about migrants “invading” US and Europe

To get a good grasp of the illegal immigrant crisis in the United States (America), and in Europe (European Union), we are sharing below two video coverage, one for each. These are different takes on the massive migrant caravan that began marching from Central America, mostly coming from Honduras, with […]

Daraga tops list of Richest Bicol towns of 2017

The town of Daraga in Albay province, has total assets of P1.029 billion making it to the top of the list among the richest municipal local government units (LGU) for 2017, besting 106 others in Bicol region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). Daraga, aside from topping the list, […]

Naga is richest city in Bicol region

Naga City, Bicol’s financial, business, educational and religious capital now has a total net worth of over P4.675 billion, making it the richest local government unit (LGU) in the region, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). The City of Ligao, in Albay province, followed far second, with a total […]

China builds world’s longest sea-crossing bridge

Where can one find the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge? The easiest guess is in Hong Kong. But to be more specific, it starts from Hong Kong through Zhuhai (in China’s southern Guangdong province) and connecting with Macau Special Administrative Region. The long and winding structure was built at the tune […]

Pope Francis to canonize Paul VI, Cardinal Romero today

Pope Francis will canonize two new saints today, by far the most controversial personalities of the 20th century in the Roman Catholic Church. St. Peter’s Basilica will host the ascension to sainthood of Pope Paul VI (left photo) and martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador (right photo). Pope Francis […]

Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe

Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe. The administration is cleaning up the mess of the past. Or, so it seems. Recently, Malacañang abolished a Bicol-based Government Owned or Controlled Corporation (GOCC) created during the administration of former president Fidel V. Ramos. The Partido Development Administration (PDA) was snapped […]

Watch Yes Speak English Please

While I am not required to explain why I am using English as the medium or language of this channel, I am too happy to explain why. Also, I think it is time to share our reason. Hello friends, Thank you for dropping by and watching this post. At the […]

Definitely It’s Raining Stars in Hollywood

Yes, definitely, it’s raining stars in Hollywood. Always. Popular stars, fallen stars, faded stars, fading stars, stars that you knew, stars you don’t know. Watch this video, our walking tour of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. While it is not definitive coverage of the tourist attraction, we […]

Watch Ginger goes to heaven in springtime

Ginger appeared in our video productions which include green screen or chroma key tests. Uncomplaining, so cooperative and ever so patient during filmings. She love our walks at the backyard and spends time sniffing the grass and watch long stems and leaves of plants sway in the rhythm of the […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST

The University of Santo Tomas distanced itself from the recognition given to Malacanang’s communication assistant secretary Mocha Uson by one of its alumni organization. The educational institution has to make a clarificatory statement the recognition given to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson was given by […]

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Calabangueños Worldwide Celebrate Happy Fiesta

For a few days in every year, residents of Calabanga drop their daily toil to pay homage to the feast day of the Lady of the Porter (Nuestra Señora de la Porteria). Today is the 263rd of such commemorative event. Residents, tourists and guests converge on a seemingly endless merrymaking […]

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Traslacion Kicks Off Peñafrancia Festivities

This afternoon, the official festivities on the celebration of the tercentenary of Peñafrancia in the region kicks off at the Basilica Minore in barangay Balatas of Naga city. The revered images of Our Lady of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro will be transported via a long and winding procession on the city streets after the traditional high mass at the home church of the images.

US to send naval ships to patrol South China Sea

The United States has told nations in Southeast Asia it will send naval vessels soon into what China claims as its territory in the disputed South China Sea (also officially referred to as the West Philippine Sea in Manila), diplomatic sources said Sunday. The United States is expected to sail […]

PhilHealth adds coverage of parents with permanent disability

QUEZON CITY, Dec 23 — PhilHealth on Monday announced that it is now extending its coverage to parents below 60 years old with permanent disability. Members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation whose parents are permanently disabled which renders them to be totally dependent to the member, may now be […]

Bicol NIA whistleblowers post bail for libel charge

Bicol NIA whistleblowers post bail for libel charge LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 -– Whistleblowers get no adulation and respect for telling the truth, they are charged for libel? Accused of libel for bringing to the attention of President Benigno S. Aquino III the alleged irregularities in the implementation of irrigation […]

High Poverty Incidence Prevails in Rural Areas

The great divide between the poor and the rich in the country is nowhere more clear than when one goes to the rural areas. In the seaside village of Sabang, more than many nipa houses abound and inhospitable for people to live in. Dilapidated. Frail. Not safe for human habitation. Inadequate.

Fusion of Filipino-Chinese culture shines in Albay’s Fiesta Tsinoy

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 21 — The Filipino-Chinese community and the Albayano culture and traditions blended during the Fiesta Tsinoy Chinese Lunar new year celebration on Thursday here, the first time ever. Tourism department’s Bicol regional director Ma. Nini-Ong Ravanilla, infused the Pastores Bicol in this year’s Fiesta Tsinoy new year […]

Watch: Theme song for 2015 Philippine visit of Pope Francis

Official Theme Song for the 2015 Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines “We Are All God’s Children” is the official theme song during the upcoming Apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in 2015. The engaging action and gestures interpretation was performed by the Ligaya ng Panginoon […]

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CamSur spearheads climate change advocacy campaign

PILI, Camarines Sur — The province of Camarines Sur kicks-off the regional climate change advocacy campaign in Bicol on August 26th at the convention center within the capitol complex. Gov. Miguel Villafuerte will keynote the event while Pili municipal mayor Alexis San Luis and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture […]

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Star Wars the Force Awakens gross over $1-Bln, now here’s the preview

Star Wars the Force Awakens Gross over $1-Bln, Now here’s the Preview Earnings Update New ‘Star Wars’ film exceeds USD1-B mark in global box office at record pace Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the latest installment of the blockbuster science fiction franchise, on Sunday hit the USD1 billion mark […]

Watch PNP Chief General de la Rosa gamely sings ‘Bawal na Gamot’

During the streaming live coverage of the 1st SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte courtesy of RTV-Malacanang on July 25, 2016, viewers were entertained by the PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa dropping by the set and gamely interacted with the hosts. Before he left, Dela Rosa joined coverage hosts Diane […]

Poor Bicolanos get unsafe drinking water from ground wells- DSWD

LEGAZPI CITY — Official government data revealed that there are 187,673 Bicolano households which do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, according to the Department of Social Welfare. The provinces of Masbate, Camarines Sur and Albay posted the highest incidences of households with no access to […]

Anti-Russia sanctions set for discussion by European Union leaders

Italian Ambassador to Russia said that extension of anti-Russia sanctions will be considered by the leaders of the EU (European Union) member states at the European Council slated for Dec. 17-18. The extension of anti-Russia sanctions will be considered by the leaders of the EU member states at the European […]

Manifesto listing seen as cause of long wait in Boracay ports

. The mandatory manifesto listing for boat passengers in Boracay was seen as the primary cause of long queues in the island. Prompted by the problem, the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force has ordered the management of Aklan Jetty Port, the Philippine Coast Guard-Caticlan and the Caticlan-Boracay Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative to […]