Bicol News Now, Environment, News

Seven Albay LGU’s get warning for non compliance of eco-solid waste management law

21 Feb , 2016  

Seven Albay LGU’s get warning for non compliance of eco-solid waste management law. Seven local government units in Albay province has been cited for failure to strictly comply with proper waste disposal management as mandated in the Ecological Solid Management Act of 2000. This was echoed by a top honcho of the Bicol region office […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Russia impose ban on corn, soy bean imports from US

11 Feb , 2016  

Russia bans import of soybeans and corn from the United States starting from February 15. Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Wednesday, “Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15.” Answering a respective question, the agency said “they (the US) have […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Australia puts up US $500,000 to fight Zika virus in Pacific Region

8 Feb , 2016  

[flexiblemap address=”Nukuʻalofa, Tonga” region=”Pacific” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″ ] To prevent the spreading and combat the Zika virus, the Australian government has pledged US $500,000 in aid. Australian minister for the Pacific said in a statement that the fund will be used to combat the virus in Tonga and other Pacific countries. “Stopping the spread […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Zika virus affects over 25,000 in Colombia, Australia registers people with infection

7 Feb , 2016  

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday said upon his request, American team of doctors and scientists will soon arrive in Colombia to help fight and control the spread of Zika virus in his country. Santos in ameeting with health officials in Colombian capital of Bogota, said that the number of people infected by Zika […]

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Climate Change, News, OMG Facts, Travel, Visayas

10 Fun photos of Boracay you will help preserve its prestine beauty forever

7 Feb , 2016  

It’s always fun in Boracay. The small island is a beach paradise. Tourists come and go. Beautiful memories are made. Can these 10 Instagram photos convince you to preserve the distinct beauty of the island forever? View this post on Instagram Photo by @gab0824 A post shared by Boracay (@boracay_island) on Feb 18, 2013 at […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines

3 Feb , 2016  

This should make everyone aware and cautious. The dreaded Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines. Or from an infected population in a Latin American or Carribean country to Manila. It will be carried not by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Zika virus, but by an infected tourist or […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus

2 Feb , 2016  

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus and considers the outbreak in the Americas constitutes public health emergency. The UN health agency declared on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, a global public health emergency over the Zika virus chiefly affecting Brazil and other countries in the region, the first such warning since the Ebola […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Pandemic: Zika virus spreading ‘explosively’ in Americas

29 Jan , 2016  

Zika virus is spreading “explosively” in the Americas, and could spread even further afield amid an “extremely high” level of alarm, said a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, made the statement while briefing WHO’s board members in Geneva on the Zika situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric […]

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Bicol News Now, Green, Luzon, Manila, News, Travel

4-Stage, 700-KM Le Tour de Filipinas kicks-off next month

28 Jan , 2016  

The exciting 4-stage cycling event dubbed as the Le Tour de Filipinas in Luzon kicks off next month. Now on its 7th year, the four-day sporting competition starts on the 18th from Antipolo City and ends in Legazpi city. Stage One of the race will test 75 cyclists negotiating a rolling 153-kilometer ride from Antipolo […]

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Climate Change, Green, Luzon, News, Travel

Mindoro’s Puerto Galera hosts 11th World Congress on Most Beautiful Bays

28 Jan , 2016  

The tourist town of Puerto Galera of Mindoro Oriental hosts the 11th World Congress on ‘Most Beautiful Bays’ slated on February 1 to 6. It is one of the major events under the mantle of Visit the Philippines Again 2016 campaign of the Department of Tourism. This early, 18 countries signified interest in participation according […]

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Entertainment, News, Video, Weather Stories

Thanks to the blizzard, New Yorkers made a viral video on snowboarding

25 Jan , 2016  

Severe snowstorm brought about more snow than any New Yorker (and the east coast of the United States) would desire. Some of our friends, expat Filipinos, posted photos of their personal predicament and enjoyment, depending on their situation and appreciation of the weather event. A group of New Yorkers took the opportunity of turning the […]

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Business, Buzz News, Green, News

What next for proponents after SCOTP halts test of GMO BT talong?

13 Jan , 2016  

Cultivation and propagation of crops and vegetables using the gene modification technology has found in the Philippines  a vast willing laboratory. While countries in Europe, including Germany and Russia has either stopped or put on hold the entry and use of the technology and GMO crops, third world countries in Asia became the willing collaborators. […]

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Business, Climate Change, Mindanao, Nation, News

ADB raise urgency for fast-tracking greenhouse gas emission reduction

11 Jan , 2016  

A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report raised urgency for fast-tracking Southeast Asia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, warning limited impacts of climate change arising from these discharges can already reach some 11 percent of this region’s GDP by 2100. Launched Monday in Metro Manila, the report ‘Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate […]

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Disaster, Manila, Nation, News

Ban on firecrackers up to Congress as report of New Year injuries climb

4 Jan , 2016  

Malacañang is leaving proposals on total ban on firecrackers up to Congress, as it is the one authorized to amend Republic Act No. 7183 or the law regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Meanwhile, the number of fireworks-related injuries during the New Year revelry reached 760 as the […]

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Disaster, Manila, Nation, News, Video

This is why PDOH bats for total ban of fire crackers in 2017

2 Jan , 2016  

This is why the Philippine Department of Health is supporting the total ban of fire crackers in 2017. Setting fire to a few strong firecracker may not surprise you. Try starting a string of 100,000 strong Judas belt (loclly called Sinturon ni Hudas) for some adventure in welcmonin the new year. Not only will it […]

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Bicol News Now, Disaster, Manila, News

PDOH totally supports fire cracker ‘ban’ as injury rise on New Year

1 Jan , 2016  

PDOH totally supports fire cracker ‘ban’ as injury rise on New Year The reported count of fireworks-related injury is seen to rise as we wake up new year’s day. The number of injuries attributed to fireworks on the eve of new year now at 185 and rising, with majority of vctims involve childrren less that […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Transient full Moon worshippers thrashes Thailand beaches

28 Dec , 2015  

The last full moon of the year pulled a lot of moon gazers into the beach. And look what they did to the beach afterwards!. In Thailand, the aftermath of the full moon party, produced trash unkempt but left on the beach for others to clean-up, or the waves of the ocean to sweep away. […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Video, Weather Stories

Typhoon ‘Nona’ wrecks Legazpi boulevard

19 Dec , 2015  

Typhoon ‘Nona’ wrecks Legazpi boulevard. Take a good look of one of Legazpi City’s pride, the immense boulevard with the imposing Mayon volcano as the backdrop. The short video below courtesy of Youtuber runafterjean. Or. The facebook posted photo by Robby Cereno at the boulevard with the backdrop of Mt. Mayon sharing the view with […]

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Bicol News Now, Luzon, News, Visayas, Weather Stories

After typhoon ‘Nona,’ four provinces still in blackout

17 Dec , 2015  

After the passage of Typhoon ‘Nona,’ still four provinces are waiting for the full power restoration. On Wednesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Aurora, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon still have blackouts. Power was lost in Aurora on Thursday, affecting the towns of Dingalan, San Luis, Maria, Baler and Dipaculao. In […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Visayas, Weather Stories

Power grid enforce interruptions in towns affected by ‘Nona’

14 Dec , 2015  

Power grid enforce interruptions in towns affected by ‘Nona.’ Six provinces had power interruptions on Monday as the typhoon heads towards Eastern Visayas. On Monday the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said that Albay, Camarines Norte, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Sorsogon had power outages due to the typhoon. In Sorsogon, the […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Visayas, Weather Stories

Typhoon ‘Nona’ makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar

14 Dec , 2015  

Typhoon ‘Nona makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar PAGASA said typhoon Nona hit land in Batag Island in Northern Samar around 11 a.m. Typhoon “Nona” maintained its strength and made the landfall as it continues to move westward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday. As of 12 p.m. […]

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Climate Change, News, World

India PM says ‘climate change pact no winners or losers’

14 Dec , 2015  

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris last night as the victory of “climate justice” and said there are no winners or losers in the outcome. He appreciated how every country rose to the challenge for reaching the agreement at the Conference of Parties (COP)-21 and said […]

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Bicol News Now, Mindanao, News, Visayas, Weather Stories

CamSur, Albay suspends classes for Monday as typhoon Nona approaches

14 Dec , 2015  

The provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur have declared class suspensions in all levels effective on Monday, Dec. 14, as the severe tropical storm “Nona” continues to threaten the Samar provinces and the Bicol Region. Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte posted a memorandum announcing the province-wide suspension of classes in the province on his twitter […]

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Bicol News Now, Nation, News, Weather Stories

PAGASA raise typhoon signals, passengers, sea-going vessels seek safety in ports as typhoon ‘Nona’ approaches

14 Dec , 2015  

Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in ports due to typhoon ‘Nona’ –PCG The number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to typhoon “Nona” was recorded at 3,997 as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard said in an advisory. The stranded passengers are held at bay with 13 vessels, two motor bancas and […]

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