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WHO, West African leaders launch $100-M response plan VS Ebola

GENEVA — The Director-General of World Health Organization and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease envisaged to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international campaign to bring the outbreak under control. “The scale of the Ebola outbreak, […]

City reroutes traffic as Yawa bridge project starts

LEGAZPI CITY -– Commuters traversing the Yawa bridge here better find an alternative route to avoid inconvenience. Starting Monday, August 6, a traffic rerouting affecting buses, trucks and delivery vans take effect as works on the bridge widening project starts. While the project has an allotment of P140 million approved […]

APEC delay on power restoration irks Albay governor

Albay governor Joey Salceda expressed irritation on the announcement of the Albay Power Energy Corp. (APEC) that the electricity supply in the entire province will be restored in October this year yet. The announcement crossed the eyebrows of consumers in the province. Salceda said Saturday he has asked the assistance […]

Phase-out: Post offices in Camarines Sur undergo consolidation

The ease of usage by cellphone text messaging and the internet has finally caught up the territory previously dominated by the post office, that of sending and delivering letters. Little did many surmised before that it could lead to something economically disadvantageous to some sectors. One government agency is slowly […]

Complete energization of Albay will take 2-3 months – APEC

LEGAZPI CITY — While few localities in the province have their electricity supply restored much of the area taken over by Albay Power and Energy Corporation are still in the dark. It is more likely that the unenergized areas of the province will have to wait for at least two […]

Sorsogon officials say Albay bloats disaster report

SORSOGON CITY – After the storm that hit the Bicol region comes the backlash. Sorsogon provincial officials accuses the Albay leadership of allegedly seeming and deliberate exaggeration and padding on estimated disaster report on the value of devastation wrought by Typhoon Glenda. Of the six Bicol provinces, Albay claimed to […]

Inmate bolts Sorsogon prison, another dies in Masbate jail

LEGAZPI CITY, July 21 — Residents have expressed concern over the situation in local jails after a prisoner escaped from the city district jail in Barangay Balogo, Sorsogon City on Sunday afternoon while an inmate died of ailment inside his detention cell in Masbate early Monday morning. According to the […]

DOE: Luzon power supply partial restoration on Saturday

Power in the Luzon grid will be partially restored the earliest on Saturday (July 19th) and the latest on Tuesday, next week. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla pointed out that power restoration is also dependent on the repair of the 69 kilovolt (kV) lines, which may be fixed in two weeks […]

Update: Glenda death toll now 38, NDRRMC report more damages

A total of thirty eight persons were reported dead, ten were injured and eight are still missing in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4-b, 5, 7 and NCR as aftermath of Typhoon Glenda, according to the update by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. At 6:00 AM today, a […]

Typhoon Glenda aftermath, death and injuries rise

MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of deaths rose to 20 while 505,000 people were affected in Luzon and the Visayas due to strong winds, waves and rains spawned by Typhoon “Glenda”. In its report on Wednesday evening, NDRRMC said […]

Typhoon Glenda out but new potential cyclone seen

Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. PAGASA weather forecasts as of […]

Update: Bicol mainland, other areas under massive power blackout

Typhoon “Glenda” left behind with majority of electric cooperatives, power retailers, in the Bicol mainland and other areas powerless, as noted by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In the NGCP’s 7:00 a.m. update Wednesday, identified these cooperatives as the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. (ESAMELCO), Samar Electric […]

Bicol in power blackout after Typhoon Glenda

Officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a briefing that Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon in Region 5; and Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite and Rizal in Region 4, Bataan in Region 3 were all cut off from the grid as of 8:00 P.M., […]

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Mobile Devices With Internet Connectivity Call for Security

(NewsUSA) – With the wealth of internet activity and connected communications offered by smartphones and tablets, our laptops and desktop computers are practically becoming passé. This means your “cell phone” isn’t just a phone anymore, your tablet isn’t just for reading the latest romance novels, and it’s giving software and […]

Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

Bicol Hit By High Rate of Underemployment in July

Bicol has the highest underemployment rate among the regions in the country, according to the latest survey conducted by the National Statistics Office. About 33.5 per cent of workers or employees express the desire to have additional hours of work in their present job or to have additional job, or […]

Albay power blackout disrupted our lives, bigtime!

Legazpi City, Albay — Albay power blackout disrupted our lives, bigtime! On Wednesday, May 28 at about 9″00 o’clock AM the electiricity being supplied by Albay Power and Energy corporation (APEC) thru feeders 1, 2 ,3 and 4 in this city, suddenly went off. The APEC, (the company created with […]

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Typhoon ‘Nona’ wrecks Legazpi boulevard

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. […]

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Bicol River Basin is a Repository of Failed Programs

Here and now, the Bicol river’s name was for the second time used in disgrace, shame and shambles. The unfinished dam will remain the tangible evidence to this for people to see in the years to come. As always, failures leave behind some ugly memorials.

Malaysian PM urges ASEAN leaders to combat terrrorism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on the Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday to confront extremist groups after a string of terror attacks killed 130 people in Paris, as well as 224 aboard a downed Russian plane. In his opening speech at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Razak said, […]

Pokemon Go a No! No! to Pentagon

MOSCOW, Aug. 17– The US Pentagon employees have been issued a ban on playing the global phenomenon game, Pokemon Go, on their work phones. amid fears of espionage. It follows reports that suggest the game could be used to pinpoint the locations of secure facilities. It has been revealed that […]

Typhoon ‘Nona’ leaves, but ‘Onyok’ is coming

As of 4 a.m., new tropical depression “Onyok” was estimated at 700 km east northeast of Mati City, Davao Oriental (8.2°N, 132.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move west at 15 kph. With its present speed and movement, TD Onyok is […]

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