News, NOAH, Social Media

Filipinos rank fifth happiest citizens in the world – Gallup survey

22 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 22 — Happy to learn that the Filipinos ranked the fifth happiest citizens in the world! according to the result of a global survey. The Philippines scored 80, based on a research conducted by the Gallup, a US-based performance-management consulting firm. Leading the survey is Paraguay which scored 89. Followed by Colombia, Ecuador […]

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Bangsamoro, News, NOAH

Millions of pesos will change hands in congress to pass the BBL?

21 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 21 — How often do many hear this general observation and commentary that when there is smoke, there is probably a fire causing it. Now we read about the multi-million pesos payoff rumor to lawmakers just to make the passage of the much criticized government endeavor on peace process. The rumor machine says […]

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Governance, Nation, News, NOAH

Only four out of every ten Filipinos like President Aquino to stay in Malacanang

20 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 20 — Only four out of every ten Filipinos like President Benigno S. Aquino III to stay in Malacanang and continue what he is doing. Four out of ten Filipinos still believe in his way of leadership. Six of every ten are Filipinos think otherwise. The current result of the Pulse Asia survey […]

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Bangsamoro, News, NOAH, Regions

OPAPP Sec. Deles appeals to ASEAN for support on Bangsamoro Law

19 Mar , 2015  

CEBU, March 20 — Even the experts, or the learned among us sometimes “bark” on the wrong tree. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Deles appealed to ASEAN-member states for support on the Bangsamoro Law during the opening of the two-day workshop on “Strengthening Women’s Participation in Peace Processes […]

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NOAH, nuBLOGGER

Introducing NOAH, news one and half, The Satire Journal

19 Mar , 2015  

Introducing and please welcome NOAH. Newest to debut in our topics and categories is our “NOAH,” news one and half, the satire journal, the comic and satire on politics, events and objects, personalities included, with pun always an intention. In Bicol, we refer to its undertone with “Borobentot, an tamaan dai maangot.” It is turning […]

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Bicol News Now, News, NOAH

Bicol NIA whistleblowers post bail for libel charge

17 Feb , 2015  

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 projects in some parts of […]

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Governance, Manila, News, NOAH, Regions

Grumpy old men attend P-Noy’s nationwide Mamasapano address

9 Feb , 2015  

This post is supposed to see the comic side of the news in pictures and never meant to offend. Hope so. Our artist took a photograb of the video during the second address of President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacanang, his message to the nation regarding the gruesome Mamasapano incident. Earlier that week before […]

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News, NOAH

CamNorte inmates get livelihood assistance from government agencies

30 Aug , 2014  

DAET, Camarines Norte — Recently, thirty inmates in the province of Camarines Norte get awarded a complete set of livelihood tools under the “Kita sa Likod ng Rehas” program. This gives them the opportunity to earn and feed their families even behind bars. For inmates, being inside prison is not yet the end of their […]

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Bicol News Now, News, NOAH

Jail officers, inmates train in vinegar, nata de coco production

29 Aug , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 26 — Ten regional and provincial officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and 30 resident inmates are now ready to make vinegar and nata de coco either for their families’ use or for business purposes. They learned the process in a recent skills training jointly sponsored by the Bureau […]

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NOAH, nuBLOGGER

Testing the waters, adding the taste of satire on posts

28 Aug , 2014  

How often do we read news items or watch broadcast news on a daily basis? As for me, I watch the daily news on TV and read the newspaper like a clock work.. How often the news get our attention too much too often and sometimes we can’t help but add our comment, opinion and […]

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Bicol News Now, News, NOAH

Will Naga airport see the light at the end of the tunnel?

28 Aug , 2014  

The proposed P3.58-billion Naga airport development project, situated in Camarines Sur capital town of Pili, which include re-orientation of the runway, upgrading for night flight capabilities and provision for wide-body jet service is a cow passing through the hole of a needle. The transportation department is up to procuring consultancy services for the preparation of […]

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Footnotes, News, NOAH

The Poor Can Sing Off State of Poverty with Pride

17 Jun , 2013  

Today we make an easy recall of the days when we were little. What came to mind was the classic and popular folk song of one about “our” small house. Some say the original version was in Tagalog entitled “Bahay Kubo” composed by Felipe de Leon: Bahay kubo kahit munti Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari, […]

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News, NOAH, Poverty

The Tiny Island off Cawayan Town has Similarities with Liouciou

23 May , 2013  

In the midst of excitement and confusion attendant to the just concluded political exercise was the incident that happened in the vicinities below Batanes islands, but more specifically in the Balintang channel involving foreign fishermen and the Philippine coastguard personnel. We will not delve into the details and legalities of this event but nonetheless caught […]

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Bicol News Now, News, NOAH

Futuristic: Burias and Ticao Islands Want to Secede from Masbate Province

11 Aug , 2011  

Do not get surprised when in the next few decades from now another mind-boggling political gerrymandering stirs anew the Bicol region. This time it will emanate from the land of the cowboys, the province of Masbate. We will be reading an unfolding development on these, hence: Burias and Ticao islands seek to become independent or […]

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