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 […]