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This is the Holy Mass of the Christmas Vigil 2017 with Pope Francis

This is the full coverage of the Holy Mass of the Christmas Vigil in Vatican City on December 24th 2017. Watch the religious celebration with Pope Francis presiding at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. This live coverage has English annotations. Just in case you have more time to […]

Watch: Cliffhanger warning on demonetization from Google Adsense

Email Warns Cbanga360 website on the precipice of Google Adsense demonetization, if. Youtube content creators are alarmed with many take down notices, actual deletion of videos, suspension of accounts and deletion of accounts lately. We thought we are on the safe side for even up to now, our newest Youtube […]

Watch: Unboxing black Snowball Ice Usb Mic from Blue Microphones

I’m unboxing a new black Snowball Ice USB mic from Blue Microphones. Opted just to buy the cheap one (ha, ha), the best we can afford (sic). It is a cardioid mic, the most common type in the market today. A unidirectional microphone to be specific, a cardioid mike, aptly […]

Watch busy foot traffic on mall hallway intersection

This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. The scenes are in sharp contrast to malling in the west which is slowly dying, with the sharp switch to on-line shopping already. In […]

Latest Update on the Eight Cherry Tomato Plants

This is the latest, and maybe, the final update on the Cherry Tomato Plants These are the eight cherry tomatoes four weeks after transplanting which I covered on an earlier video. They have grown tall, some about four and one half feet already. The leaves looked green and healthy. Some […]

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

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 […]

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

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 […]

Senator Grace Poe and the missing foot padding solved?

What if government officials, whether elected or appointed, and their staff, would attempt to lie on petty, simple, minute and negligible details and things? Can we also deduce there is prevailing possibility that they could lie more than that? This is the essence of our video. On April 26, 2017 […]

How I make very hot and spicy vinegar

It is time to replenish my hot and spicy vinegar. And here I will show the simple process in making one rather than going to the grocery store for the same product. There is nothing to cook. In fact it is very simple. I will be using raw garlic, onion, […]

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

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 […]

We are launching NOAH, News One and Half Youtube channel unless

We are excited to drop here we are officially launching another, yet our second experimental channel on Youtube, News One And Half. It carries the same topic category on the website which we abbreviated with the acronym of NOAH. (Unless some technical difficulties are encountered, the project is on.- Ed.) […]

Duterte’s Mocha Uson is under fire from local Twitter users again

President Rodrigo Duterte’s blogger-supporter and now amply rewarded as Assistant Secretary in the office of Presidential Communication Operations Office has courted, again, the ire of netizens, specifically Twitter users. This time, tweets criss cross the internet calling for the ouster or removal of the former sexy dancer from her Malacanang […]

The reason why it’s always raining in Calabanga

One year after Mother crossed over, I didn’t realize it slowly changed the memory pictured in my mind of my hometown. I don’t know if that newest impression etched will soon fade as time goes by and revert back to that of memories past of good and happy summers during […]

Maybe, our guy is up to something worth waiting

Maybe our guy is up to something worth the wait. Is he going to do something sinister? Why was he putting on hand gloves. Not one but two layers. The last was a latex glove. Have to watch the next video coming up soon to finally see what he was […]

Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home Town Bethsaida

Whoa, Bethsaida! Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home Town. That’s exactly what happened recently on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. There, archaeologists from Israel and from the United States found a “multi-layered site” that included “an advanced Roman-style bathhouse.” Whoa, Bethsaida! Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home […]

The Backstory of “How Not To Kill A Bird” Video

The Story Behind “How Not To Kill A Bird” video. This was a footage taken from our “vault” and rediscovered we could share that some people somehow can relate. Hope you do, too. In one of our visit to a cousin and her family, we chanced upon this cute little […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

BDO Unibank registers P13B net income in first half of 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 […]

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

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 […]

BSP to demonetize coins: Is it time yet to break open the piggy bank?

Soon, piggy bank savers will have to unload before the coins become worthless. It is because the Philippines’ Bangko Sentral (BSP) is set to release new generation coins with security features before the end of this year. Coins that will have a makeover include the one centavo, fifty centavos, one […]

Kaspersky Lab to launch worldwide free anti-virus software

Russian IT security company Kaspersky Lab announced it is launching worldwide a free antivirus Kaspersky Free version. This information was released Tuesday last week by Yevgeny Valentinovich Kaspersky, also known outside Russia and the west as Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s CEO. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing the global […]

Bicol’s man in Washington Ninio Fetalvo, is he on the way out, too?

We speculate on the fate of Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, Bicol’s man in Washington, USA. Will he stay longer, like maybe beyond August of 2017? Fetalvo earlier worked as Florida Communication Director for the Republican National Committee under Sean Spicer before joining him in the White House as Assistant Press Secretary. […]

Watch: The Second State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

Watch. Live, the Second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. Thru the facilities of RTVM, we are sharing here the full live coverage of the proceedings and speech of Philippine President Duterte. The 50-minute speech or so will emanate from the Batasan Pambansa (the current House of […]

Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. […]

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA. Yes, securing President Redrigo Duterte on his second State of the Nation Address today is the primary focus of the Armed Forces of the Philippines this Monday, more than ever. the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced it has […]

NPO officials face raps over anomalous P74M printing deal

Three current and previous officers of the National Printing Office are in hot water. This after the National Bureau of Investigation has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to file graft charges over alleged anomalous P74-million printing deal with four private companies. The NBI said NPO Director Sherwin Prose Castaneda, […]

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted […]

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 […]

Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. […]

DSWD will reduce 4P’s beneficiaries after loans from World Bank and ADB are gone

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is seen to continue supporting its 4P’s beneficiaries maybe beyond 2019. This information was confirmed Monday by the agency belying rumors that Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is set to end in 2019. Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarified the misconception and pointed […]

Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor

On Monday Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre named Rey M. Raagas as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), replacing Benjamin Delos Santos who resigned from the position last week. Raagas is currently BuCor’s administrative division chief. Delos Santos file his irrevocable resignation last July 13 after Aguirre ordered the National […]

Delos Santos stays as BuCor chief despite resignation, but for a while

He is staying, but for a while. Yes, Bureau of Corrections director Benjamin Delos Santos, after all, will stay put in his post even as he has tendered an irrevocable resignation last July 13 already. It was because justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre ordered him to stay. What can he do […]

Phillippines nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

Smokers, take note of this. Two days before President Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, the nationwide ban on smoking in public places including conveyances will get implemented on July 22nd. Duterte previously signed an executive order (EO 26) on May 16 this year that will enforce the establishment […]

If space is a vacuum why these eerie sounds?

The premise is that if the outer space, the space outside our planet Earth, and beyond the limitless Universe is almost a vacuum, then there would not be any sound. So that space explorers will hear nothing, except the eerie, deafening sound of ….. silence. Totally. And following the same […]

Watch this Postmodern Jukebox jazz version of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Best, the theme song of the Disney movie with the same title has been covered by many talents already. Now here comes a new rendition, well, vintage jazz interpretation featuring Aubrey Logan through Postmodern Jukebox. And she nailed it, together with the accompanying musicians. Listen for once […]

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in […]

Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

Wanting to be at the Batasan Complex for his second State of the Nation Address free of the Marawi conflict baggage, President Duterte expressed his wishful command to end it sooner between 10 to 15 days. During his personal appearance gracing the 10th anniversary listing of the Phoenix Petroleum at […]

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. Robredo starts July 11

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. VP Robredo starts July 11 The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) will start the preliminary conference on the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday. […]

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President. This is why defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., wants Leni Robredo out as the duly elected vice president during the elections of May 2016. Marcos is contesting the results of 36,465 clustered precincts in 30 […]

AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace

The Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with a Cyberspace Strategic Plan expected to be finalized within the upcoming third quarter of 2017. “The development of the AFP Cyberspace Strategic Plan is one of the thrusts of the AFP in attaining information security. It will provide the […]

Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?

Are prospects and options turning favorable for Vice-President Leni Robredo? The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said the Preliminary Conference Brief submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) clearly exposed he was merely fishing for evidence and […]

Ex-PNP chief Purisima facing charges for P29M ill-gotten wealth, more

Due to the unexplained wealth amounting to P29.2 million, former Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and his family will soon face forfeiture proceedings. This came up after the Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition before the Sandiganbayan to initiate the recovery of ill-gotten […]

Search scientists know location of missing MH370 plane

CANBERRA, Australia –The saga for the search of missing MH370 plane is not yet over so it seems, despite past pronouncements the operation should have been minimized if not stopped already. But no, on Wednesday, the Australian research team claimed they have narrowed the location of the missing MH370 flight […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed […]

BI Chief reminds personnel of no special treatment for travellers after NAIA incident

On Wednesday Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente directed its personnel to strictly enforce its policy declaring as off-limits to unauthorized persons immigration areas in international airports nationwide and prohibiting the giving of special treatment to passengers. The immigration chief issued the directive after reports claiming that a well-known […]

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last week. The President expressed the assurance after personally extending his condolences to Dexter Carlos whose wife, mother-in-law and three children […]

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality […]

Meet the “Puto Man” of Calabanga, ang lalakeng magpuputo

Meet Joseph Semifrania, the “Puto Man” of Calabanga. Find the enterprising guy in the sidewalk of Barangay San Isidro, fronting the Calabanga town public market, but only in the morning and up until he is done selling his steamed rice (puto) cakes of the day. Joseph exudes warmth with his […]

Duterte’s PDP-Laban continue sucking in political turncoats

In the on-going term of President Rodrigo Duterte, there is always that seasonal spring of opportunity to grab one or be sucked into it. This time around, becoming part of the political party of the president’s affiliation is the best option for opportunity to spring an opening. So here we […]

Not a foot padding on Sen. Grace Poe’s rice paddy art photo?

A day after posting a short piece about Senator Grace Poe Visits PhilRice For Rice Paddy Art, we received a friendly note asking us to “correct” or ahem, remove the reference to a “foot padding” where the good senator stood for the photo shoot. We were made to understand to […]

DepEd Bicol says no major problem during first day of school

For lack of proper monitoring standard, an official of DepEd Bicol summarily said there were no major problems met on the first day of school in various provinces and cities of the region. Spokesperson Mayflor Jumamil said the education department had prepared for “Balik Eskwela” this school year with 973 […]

Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

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Watch Pope Francis in the USA – Vespers with the Clergy

The continuing live stream coverage of the Holy Father, Pope Francis Apostolic journey to the USA. This episode features the Pope Francis in the USA – Vespers with Clergy. Pope Francis celebrates Vespers with Clergy, Men and Women Religious in New York, on the occasion of his apostolic visit to […]

Second Bicol cheer and dance competition

Watch the 2nd Bicol regional cheer and dance competition at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum at 3:00 o’clock P. M., Sept., 22, 2014. Bicol youth display skill and mastery in cheer and dance and compete for the honor and recognition as the top among the batch. Live stream link removed. […]

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

Comelec to hold special elections on May 14 for areas with voting failure

MANILA — A total of 52 clustered precincts from 11 towns, many in the Autonumous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will hold a special voting on Saturday, May 14. This was confirmed as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the […]

About PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO

This is a short post about PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO. The country’s premier government agency on research and improvement of rice varieties had its 29th year anniversary recently. The Philippine Rice Research Institute commonly known as PhilRice for short is an attached agency of the […]

Why NIA replaced its Bicol regional manager

NAGA CITY -– National Irrigation Administration announced that on September 1st, engineer William Ragodon, the regional manager based in the city of Naga, was being replaced with a new one. The personnel reshuffle is instituted by the NIA board of directors headed by its new chairperson, former senator now head […]

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction MANILA, Feb. 16 – The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) will start in April the construction of another major infrastructure project aimed at easing the flow of traffic in Metro Manila. Commuters are aware that once the […]

Typhoon Chedeng enters Philippine Area of Responsibility

MANILA, April 2 — Typhoon Chedeng (international name Mayzak) has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the third tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz Ignacio said as of 6 a.m. the […]

Iriga City Winners and Losers May 13, 2013 Elections

MAYOR of IRIGA CITY ALFELOR, GANGGANG (LP) 21,648 ALFELOR, EMMANUEL JR. (NPC) 13,386 VILLANUEVA, JOSE JR. 7,703 TRINIDAD, ANOY 206 BADONG, RODRIGO 77 VICE-MAYOR of IRIGA CITY AMPONGAN, OMAR ERASMO (NPC) 21,529 VILLAGOMEZ, TATA PINO (LP) 15,096 ORBITA, ARRIETH GENOVEVA 2,756 BOTOR, RHODERICK 214 MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD of IRIGA CITY […]

Soldier suffers injury in Sorsogon mine explosion

Soldier on disaster response mission wounded in mine explosion in Sorsogon LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 6 — A soldier assigned to a disaster response mission in Sorsogon was wounded after his team stumbled on a mine in Irosin, Sorsogon, around 11.45 a.m. Friday. Army Col. Cesar M. Idio, commanding officer of […]

Senate upheld Maguindanao Mamasapano massacre reinvestigation at plenary

The memory of the Maguindanao Mamasapano incident which resulted in the massacre of 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) unit of the Philippine National Police is not forgotten, it seems. On Monday the Philippine senate upheld previous ruling to reopen the Mamasapano incident investigation based on “new matters” […]

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Paranormal Activity 5: The Ghost Dimension Trailer

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a low budget American 3D found footage supernatural horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin in his directorial debut, written by Jason Pagan, Andrew Stark, Adam Robitel, and Gavin Heffernan. Plotkin served as the editor for the past four Paranormal Activity films. This is the […]

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Albay Province Will Be Venue of 10 of 63 APEC Ministerial Meetings in 2015

The province of Albay will be the venue of at least 10 out of the 63 ministerial meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit that will be hosted by the Philippines in 2015, according to Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda. The announcement was made during the donning of […]

Aquino to lead necrological rites of slain SAF members

Aquino to lead necrological rites of slain SAF members. MANILA, Jan. 30 — President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to lead the necrological service for the slain members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City Friday. The memorial service coincides with the observance […]

Pacquiao wins over Rios, get WBO International Welterwieght Championship

Eight-time world champion Manny Pacquiao makes his comeback known with a convincing victory over Brandon Rios at their bout held at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macao, China. In the 12 rounds Pacquiao dominate the bigger Rios landing uppercuts and straights, with the southpaw cruising to a unanimous […]

Iriga City Winners and Losers May 13, 2013 Elections

MAYOR of IRIGA CITY ALFELOR, GANGGANG (LP) 21,648 ALFELOR, EMMANUEL JR. (NPC) 13,386 VILLANUEVA, JOSE JR. 7,703 TRINIDAD, ANOY 206 BADONG, RODRIGO 77 VICE-MAYOR of IRIGA CITY AMPONGAN, OMAR ERASMO (NPC) 21,529 VILLAGOMEZ, TATA PINO (LP) 15,096 ORBITA, ARRIETH GENOVEVA 2,756 BOTOR, RHODERICK 214 MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD of IRIGA CITY […]

Skiplagged founder raises over $50-K for legal defense

The 22-year old Aktarer Zaman finds himself being sued by United Airlines and online travel agency Orbitz for putting up a website that helps travelers buy cheaper flight tickets. The young Zaman of New York city opened the website Skiplagged.com which navigates into “hidden city” ticketing in providing people with […]

Holy Wednesday Procession of La Porteria Parish

The religious and pious residents and tourists/visitors of Calabanga town move on to observe the Semana Santa now in midweek. This Wednesday will witness a spectacular yet solemn procession of the Santos and devotees. The procession starts when the afternoon mass dismisses attendees toward the parochial grounds. From there the […]

Calabangueños Worldwide Celebrate Happy Fiesta

For a few days in every year, residents of Calabanga drop their daily toil to pay homage to the feast day of the Lady of the Porter (Nuestra Señora de la Porteria). Today is the 263rd of such commemorative event. Residents, tourists and guests converge on a seemingly endless merrymaking […]