Bicol News Now, Governance, News

Daraga tops list of Richest Bicol towns of 2017

12 Nov , 2018  

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, is the only  town that […]

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Bicol News Now, Education, News

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

11 Nov , 2018  

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) acquired 60 per cent of […]

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Bicol News Now, Governance, News

Naga is richest city in Bicol region

11 Nov , 2018  

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 net worth of P2.242 billion. […]

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Bicol News Now, Economy, Luzon

Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe

11 Oct , 2018  

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 of its corporate life with […]

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Education, In Motion, nuBLOGGER

Watch Yes Speak English Please

31 Jul , 2018  

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 very onset of this channel, […]

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Entertainment, In Motion

Definitely It’s Raining Stars in Hollywood

5 Jul , 2018  

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 definitely made quite a good […]

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Human Rights, NOAH

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

5 May , 2018  

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 Power in Check In his […]

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Bicol News Now, In Motion, Poverty

Watch video on a quick glimpse of San Miguel Bay

27 Feb , 2018  

We share a short video taken in one of our visits at the shoreline of Sabang in the town of Calabanga. It took some time before we had the juice at putting together the video which at one occasion was thought to be of no good use. While we took care that the assembly of […]

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Entertainment, In Motion

Watch: Let’s talk about the Chinese Zodiac thingy

15 Feb , 2018  

Today, I temporarily place under my drawer the primary concern of growing more subs. Because today we go Chinese. I mean, I will talk in passing about the Chinese Zodiac as very soon the Chinese New Year will come with a bang on Feb 16, 2018 and end on Feb 4, 2019, the year of […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, In Motion, Travel, Weather Stories

Watch Video The Fury of Mayon Volcano

25 Jan , 2018  

Mt. Mayon in the province of Albay, in the Philippines is again rumbling. And that restlessness has been going on for sometime now. The ultra active strato volcano in the region of Bicol is living up to its reputation. The mountain towers with the height of 2,463 meters or 8,081 ft. Some folks say the […]

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Education, Governance, Manila

Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST

22 Jan , 2018  

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 the UST Alumni Association Inc. […]

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Internet, Media, News

Palace denies hand in summons against Rappler CEO and 2 others

21 Jan , 2018  

The Malacanang palace on Saturday made known an official denial it has got no hand in the subpoenas issued by the National Bureau of Investigation to online xocial news network publisher Rappler chief executive officer (CEO) Maria Ressa and two others over cybercrime raps, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday. Ressa, including former Rappler […]

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Crime, In Motion

About the video edit challenge on outfoxing the smoke man

17 Jan , 2018  

About the video edit challenge “Outfoxing the Smoke Man” Our material: A video footage taken by HD surveillance camera. Our video editing program: Pinnacle Studio Pro The goal: Create an interesting short movie about the footage captured. Reduce the quality of the movie to mask the identity of the intruder. Place a blurred circle about […]

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In Motion, Nation, NOAH, Politics, Red Monkey Talks

It is boring how the Philippines’ House of Representatives play the numbers game

22 Sep , 2017  

The past week, the Philippine’s House of Representatives, tackled the budget of select government agencies before our eyes. They spent hours on the deliberation, thanks to Youtube coverage, but no thanks to all those display of annoying pomp and grace from the honorable ladies complete with faked cheeky kissings and hugs and pats and whatever. […]

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In Motion, Manila, Nation, Politics

Exposed: Philippine lawmakers who voted for P1,000 budget for the Human Rights Commission

19 Sep , 2017  

One week after the Philippine’s House of Representatives voted to give the Human Rights Commission a P1,000-peso annual budget for fiscal year 2018, do you still have appetite left for that talk. Check out the list of 32 Philippine lawmakers who opposed and voted against the passage of a measly P1,000 budget for 2018. Get […]

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Human Rights, Nation, NOAH, Red Monkey Talks

Watch lawmakers schooled Philippine congressmen on Human Rights Commission

17 Sep , 2017  

Meet, watch and listen to the ‘three horsemen’ as they confront the face of the devil’s advocate who wanted to abolish the constitutional body of Human Rigths Commission. On this edition of NOAH – News One and Half, we hear-see three distinguished lawmaker-members of the Philippine House of Representatives deliver good schooling about the creation […]

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Human Rights, In Motion, Nation

Watch the PH House of Representatives abolish the Commission on Human rights

16 Sep , 2017  

Watch the fast paced version (Cbanga360.net version) of the discussion by the lower chamber of the Philippines’ congress, the House of Representatives on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights. Follow the discussion as the representative from the Party List Sagip, the Honorable Rodante Marcoleta take the cudgels as the face of […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

14 Sep , 2017  

President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. She will occupy the vacated post of Rafael Mariano whose nomination was rejected by the powerful joint congressional Commission on Appointments last September 6. Bistoyong is a career executive service professional in the government service for 28 years already. […]

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Politics, Visayas

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog’s house is not quite a palace

1 Sep , 2017  

The residence of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of Iloilo city on Thursday afternoon was the subject of initial inspection from a team of the National Bureau of Investigation.. Witness to the arrival of the inspection team include Ariel Castañeda, the head of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) of the city government. He acknowledged that […]

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Eden A. Avila, Education

An Educator Asks: Is Cursive Writing still Important in our Schools?

25 Aug , 2017  

My English classes in Grade Six will be the first set of pupils under the K-12 curriculum moving up to Grade 7 come March this school year. At this point, even while it is too early, I try to foresee the probable challenges and impact on their learning curve due to glaring difference the K-12 […]

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Entertainment, NOAH, Video

Despacito gets a version out of Duterte’s speeches, and it’s hilarious

6 Aug , 2017  

Already, the two hour tedious speech of President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address, was history. For one, his address was more of impromptu and unscripted, having deviated from the one running on the teleprompter. The chief executive dismissed the prepared speech as “walang kwenta” or something of no value or […]

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Economy, Nation, News

BSP wants you to know the Philippine bank notes are hard to counterfeit

1 Aug , 2017  

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wants you to know that it would be very difficult to produce a counterfeit of the new generation Philippine bank notes now in circulation. With the very stringent process, the bank note paper used made up of cotton with Philippine abaca, and all other security features put in place on its […]

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Business, News

BDO Unibank registers P13B net income in first half of 2017

1 Aug , 2017  

In its disclosure with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Monday, the Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. (BDO) registered a P13.3-billion net income in the first half of 2017, much higher than the PHP11.7 billion in the same period in 2016. The leading unibank of the country traced the improvement of its bottom line to core […]

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Economy, Nation, News

Peso seen to breach the 54 level to a US dollar in 2018

31 Jul , 2017  

This should confirm the long suspected plunge of the peso vis-à-vis the US dollar. Now the peso is seen to weaken further beyond the range of 48-50 until the end of year 2017. If it does, which is srongly possible, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economc managers are missing something. Yet, it could be much more lower. […]

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