Happy Holidays Happy New Year from us to you all!!
Happy Holidays Happy New Year from us to you all!!

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, to all our readers, the few followers and friends of this site and our social media pages. Advisory: After April 21, 2018, we stopped posting links on two of our OLD facebook pages. The first one is thebulletintoday (dot) com page. This originally links to […]

Why Camarines Sur rejected medical equipments solicited by VP Robredo for Calabanga
Why Camarines Sur rejected medical equipments solicited by VP Robredo for Calabanga

Yes, Camarines Sur rejected medical equipments solicited by vice President Robredo destined for Calabanga. Why the province of Camarines Sur rejected acceptance of medical equipments solicited by vice President Leni Robredo for an infirmary hospital in Calabanga was a no brainer attitude. Here’s the story. Vice President Leni Robredo successfully […]

Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center
Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

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

Daraga tops list of Richest Bicol towns of 2017
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, […]

University of Nueva Caceres now under new corporate ownership? Again?
University of Nueva Caceres now under new corporate ownership? Again?

Ownership of the University of Nueva Caceres change hands. Kind of. For decades, the Hernandez family of Naga city and Libmanan town used to own and manage the first and largest university in Bicol. But not anymore as the education arm of the Ayala Corporation, the AC Education, Inc., (AEI) […]

Naga is richest city in Bicol region
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 […]

Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe
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 […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check
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 […]

Mayon erupts anew,  residents cower in fear, awed by its beauty!
Mayon erupts anew, residents cower in fear, awed by its beauty!

Yes it is. Each time the majestic volcano in Albay province erupts, reactions are in varied forms. The affected residents cower and tremble in fear for their lives, property and livestock. Tourists and disaffected residents flock to the city and get a good view of the eruption. On Monday, the […]

Legazpi Water coming up with rate increase despite complaints on water potability, etc.
Legazpi Water coming up with rate increase despite complaints on water potability, etc.

Legazpi water consumers, brace yourselves for the upcoming no holds-barred rate increase in your area. This we learned as the local Legazpi City Water District (LCWD) posed at enforcing its rates increase this August 2017. As with the usual logic, the increase is being justified by the management specifying that […]

Construction of north-bound boulevard begins in Legazpi City
Construction of north-bound boulevard begins in Legazpi City

The construction of phase one of seawall boulevard project in the northern portion of Legazpi City has begun as part of the P2.1-billion master flood control project supervised by the Department of Public Works and Highways and the City Engineering Office. On Tuesday, city mayor Noel Rosal disclosed the project […]

Bicolanos are too poor to open a savings account – Survey
Bicolanos are too poor to open a savings account – Survey

Many Bicolanos are either living dirt poor, pay check to pay check, do not have money left to put up a bank account, or do not have confidence in the Philippine banking system. Either one of the above could be true. Take a look at the recent finding based on […]

Stormy Weather prevails in Bicol on Christmas day, no thanks to ‘Nina’
Stormy Weather prevails in Bicol on Christmas day, no thanks to ‘Nina’

Thanks but no thanks to you, severe tropical storm ‘Nina’ for that awful weather. Some parts of Bicol will go through the most important and final night of Simbang Gabi on a cold, wet and stormy weather, all bundled into one. Before the clock struck 12 midnight severe tropical storm […]

Pinoys can bring, send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free
Pinoys can bring, send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Just in time for the holiday. Pinoys can bring or send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free. Starting December 25, balikbayan boxes with values not exceeding P150-K will be exempted from paying duties and taxes. This was confirmed by Bureau of Customs spokesperson Neil Anthony […]

UN Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attack of Cairo Coptic Orthodox cathedral
UN Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attack of Cairo Coptic Orthodox cathedral

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 — The UN Security Council on Sunday “condemned in the strongest terms” a terrorist attack in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, which killed at least 25 people, stressing that “those responsible for these killings should be held accountable.” The 15-nation UN body, in a press statement […]

This is the open letter by the Diocese of Legazpi on extra judicial killings
This is the open letter by the Diocese of Legazpi on extra judicial killings

This is the full text version of the open letter directed to President Rodrigo Duterte, circulated by the Bishop, Clergy, Religious and Lay Leaders of the Diocese of Legazpi, if you may care to read: “The End Does Not Justify The Means” Dear Mr. President WE, the Bishop, Clergy, Religious […]

Plenty of time to catch spectacular November Supermoon tonight
Plenty of time to catch spectacular November Supermoon tonight

Tonight is the night. One can have plenty of time (minutes) to catch the one spectacular sight above. The upcoming supermoon tonight, November 14th will be specially super because it’s the closest full moon seen from the Earth since 1958. The nextt episode of another supermoon of the same magnitude […]

One dead, four others injured by riding in tandem attack in Tabaco City
One dead, four others injured by riding in tandem attack in Tabaco City

One dead, four others injured by riding in tandem attack in Tabaco City TABACO CITY, Nov 3 — Armed men riding-in-tandem sprayed bullets on a group of five men, leaving one dead and four seriously wounded at predawn Wednesday here. The fatality was identified as Joseph B. Borleo, 24 years […]

Update: Bicol PNP says 351 public, barangay officials among drug surrenderees
Update: Bicol PNP says 351 public, barangay officials among drug surrenderees

More local public officials, many on elective posts, are among drug surrenderees according to the last tally by the Philippine National Police in Bicol. Some 351 public officials in the region, mostly barangay officials, suspected of being drug personalities have surrendered to authorities from July 1 to October 21. Bicol […]

Bulusan volcano spews ash, the second eruption this week
Bulusan volcano spews ash, the second eruption this week

BULUSAN, Sorsogon — Active Mount Bulusan, here, spewed a kilometer-high ash cloud that lasted for around nine minutes early morning on Wednesday, its second time this week. Volcanologists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanolgy and Seismology (Phivolcs) found 0.5 millimetres traces of ashes that drifted towards villages in this town. […]

Bicol police drive against illegal drugs add more fatalities
Bicol police drive against illegal drugs add more fatalities

If the count of persons daily placed inside body bags is a certain measure of success, then the Duterte administration-driven campaign versus the proliferation of illegal drugs is a calculated success in Bicol. It seems. The rising death count is becoming a source of accomplishment for police officials in the […]

Bicol gears for Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ as stranded passengers increase
Bicol gears for Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ as stranded passengers increase

The number of passengers stranded in Bicol is rising due to the oncoming severe Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ (International name: Sakira). On Friday morning, some 1,045 passengers have been stranded in ports after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) suspended sailing of sea vessels due to the prevailing rough weather brought. Updated […]

Severe Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ intensifies, threatens Bicol, Quezon, Aurora provinces
Severe Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ intensifies, threatens Bicol, Quezon, Aurora provinces

Tropical cyclone ‘Karen’ (international name ‘Sakira’) intensified into a severe tropical storm Friday and threatened Catanduanes province to unleash maximum sustained winds of up to 100 kph. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its severe weather bulletin 7 released Friday afternoon that ‘Karen’ packed maximum sustained […]

Lone gunman kills ABC-Bicol president
Lone gunman kills ABC-Bicol president

DONSOL, Sorsogon — The village chief of Barangay Tinagonan of this town was shot multiple times by a lone gunman on Sunday afternoon. The fatality was Joel Briones, 47, the current president of the Bicol Association of Barangay Captains who died on the spot after a lone gunman riddled his […]

Husband of barangay official in Libon shot dead by lone gunman
Husband of barangay official in Libon shot dead by lone gunman

Libon, Albay, Oct. 4 — Anoher Bicolano falls victim of extra judicial killing over the weekend here. A man identified by police as Ramon Concepcion, 60, was killed on the spot when a lone gunman shoot him in different parts of the body. Chief Insp. Eduardo Azotea of the Libon […]

Filipino-Australian model bags Miss Philippines World 2016 crown
Filipino-Australian model bags Miss Philippines World 2016 crown

A Filipino-Australian model was crowned last night the country’s representative to the upcoming Miss World 2016 beauty tilt in Washington DC in December. Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, 22 topped the list of winners among the 23 contestants during the pageant held at the Manila Hotel Tent on Sunday night. Gray’s […]

Looming disconnection from NGCP, APEC threatens consumers with power disconnection
Looming disconnection from NGCP, APEC threatens consumers with power disconnection

Less than three months from now or about December 22nd this year, the province of Albay could be out of electric service, again. This is the scenario if local end-user power retailer Albay Power Energy Corp. (APEC) will get disconnected from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) before […]

President Duterte visits Bicol military camp in a breeze
President Duterte visits Bicol military camp in a breeze

It was a brief whistle stop. The President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte arrived Wednesday afternoon at Camp Elias Angeles at the headquarters of the 9th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur. Duterte’s scheduled visit was anticipated originally […]

President Duterte visits officers and men of 9th ID in Camarines Sur
President Duterte visits officers and men of 9th ID in Camarines Sur

NAGA CITY, Sept. 21 — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to visit government security forces in Bicol under the 9th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Elias Angeles located in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur today. Upon arrival in the morning in Naga […]

Ombudsman indicts Cam Sur Congressman Andaya on PDAF scam
Ombudsman indicts Cam Sur Congressman Andaya on PDAF scam

Camarines Sur 1st district congressman Rolando Andaya, Jr., was formally charged by the Office of the Ombudsman, for his role as the secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, in connection with the anomalous utilization of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) released during the term of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Political flies: Hundreds of turncoat Bicol LGU execs swear membership to PDP-Laban
Political flies: Hundreds of turncoat Bicol LGU execs swear membership to PDP-Laban

In a typical move of politicians at safeguarding their turf and vested interest, some 500 local Bicol politicians dropped membership from their respective political parties and took their oath on Thursday morning in Legazpi city before House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as new members of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan. PDP-Laban […]