News, Travel

Catanduanes promotes eco-tourism with “One Tourist, One Tree” program

26 Feb , 2015  

The province of Catanduanes has adopted a new local tourism promotion program that gives tourists the privilege of taking part in tree planting during their stay. Dubbed as “One Tourist, One Tree,” the recently launched program is directed towards making the local tourism industry an avenue for keeping the verdant greenery of the province. To […]

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Bicol News Now, Green, News

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol

17 Feb , 2015  

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 — The strong concerned citizen support and clamor for tree conservation, many over hundred years old, in highways prevail in Bicol road widening projects. The Department of Public Works and Highways here now follows the “tree line” to preserve trees in […]

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Internet, News, Tech News

Smart offers 66 million subscribers free internet access

4 Oct , 2014  

Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) with Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular announced recently that they will start providing free Internet access to their prepaid subscriber base via their mobile phones. Through this special offer, all of the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular Prepaid subscribers can use their […]

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Bicol News Now, Crime, News

Protected wildlife animals fall prey to Bicolano poachers

7 Sep , 2014  

The Bicol office of the environment department in Legazpi will pursue the complaint against a wildlife hunter found in possession of a wounded Philippine Hawk Eagle in Mayon Volcano Natural Park in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Forest officers reported that around noon of August 6th the team apprehended Tirso Bañares in possession of a wounded eagle […]

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Governance, News

Not game changer: Environment agency intercepts illegal logs

7 Sep , 2014  

Over the week, 75,000 board feet of alleged illegal logs from Partido area of the province of Camarines Sur were reported to be intercepted by the task force of the Bicol office of the environment and natural resources department. It was the second apprehension this year in the areas around Mount Isarog. The first involved […]

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Bicol News Now, Governance, Green, News

CamSur spearheads climate change advocacy campaign

25 Aug , 2014  

PILI, Camarines Sur — The province of Camarines Sur kicks-off the regional climate change advocacy campaign in Bicol on August 26th at the convention center within the capitol complex. Gov. Miguel Villafuerte will keynote the event while Pili municipal mayor Alexis San Luis and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture president Georgina Bordado are expected […]

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Bicol News Now, News

ALECO: A call for legal assistance

1 Jun , 2014  

A CALL FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE by Oliver O. Olaybal All Albay lawyers are requested to provide legal assistance to their fellow member-consumers in Aleco. Aleco needs your help. A group of unelected individuals have subcontracted the franchise operations of Aleco without the consent of Aleco member-consumers, and without the approval of congress affecting transfer of […]

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News, Sports, Video

Watch Michael Christian Martinez, only Pinoy in Winter Olympic Games

13 Feb , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 13 – To financially assist the lone Filipino skater competing in the Winter Olympics in Russia, Albayanos have launched a fund-raising campaign for Michael Christian Martinez as their pre-Valentine gift to the Filipino figure skater. The campaign, dubbed as “Piso para sa Pusong Pilipino: People’s Valentine Gift for Michael,” it was initiated […]

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Environment, Green, News

Green Climate Fund headhunts for management experts

4 Jan , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 4 — The Green Climate Fund will be operational this January with the assumption of duties by the start-up secretariat within a few days. The Fund has headquarters in Incheon, South Korea. On Saturday, GCF co-chair and Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda said the first batch of 20 management and expert positions […]

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Green, News

Salceda offers cash reward VS gov’t employees lighting firecrakers

29 Dec , 2013  

Albay governor Joey Salceda is giving a P1,000 cash reward to anybody who could furnish a video or photo, much better if accompanied by audio recording, of any provincial employee lighting firecraker on New Year’s eve. Identity of the “whistleblower” will also be kept confidential. “This is not a joke,” Salceda said, adding “zero casualty […]

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News

DOH Dugong Bicol Awards given to LGU heads

19 Dec , 2013  

Sixteen town and city mayors, and hundreds of barangay captains, received recognition from the regional office of the Department of Health for initiating blood-letting drives in their localities during the agency’s Dugong Bicol Awards. Awardees include the mayors of Tabaco city and Tiwi in Albay, Naga city, Ragay, Sipocot, Cabusao, San Fernando, Milaor, Camaligan, Canaman, […]

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Environment, Green, News

UN Green Climate Fund HQ opens in Inchon City on Dec. 4

2 Dec , 2013  

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) headquarters will formally open on Wednesday, December 4 with an inaugural dedication at 10:30 A.M. The center is located at the G-Tower of Songdo in Incheon City, South Korea. The G-Tower building is specially designed for the GCF and other international organizations equipped with renewable […]

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Environment, Governance, News

DPWH, DENR condemns 785 trees in Sorsogon highway

26 Nov , 2013  

A total of 785 old first-class species of shady and fruit-bearing trees that have been giving life to the environment will be cut down in Sorsogon. Earlier, there was a similar plan to remove more than 650 same old trees in Naga city, and discussed also here 651 Trees on Naga city main Thoroughfare Presents […]

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Disaster, Nation, News

Salceda urges foreign donors to start giving cash relief to the Philippines

25 Nov , 2013  

LEGAZPI CITY — Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has urged foreign donors to start giving cash relief to the Philippines or donate to the World Food Programme, an agency with proven expertise in addressing protracted humanitarian crises, to help expedite positive impacts and improve aid effectiveness. Salceda, co-chair of the United Nations (UN) Green Climate Fund, […]

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Green, Headlines, Road to Raw Foods

Golden Rice poses risk to environment, human health – Greenpeace

14 Nov , 2013  

Behind its proponents’ hype that it is a high-tech, quick-fix solution to Vitamin A deficiency, the genetically engineered (GE) “Golden Rice” is environmentally irresponsible, poses risks to human health and could compromise food, nutrition and financial security, Greenpeace International has declared. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to protect and conserve the […]

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News

DOH Bicol regional office dispatch medical team to Tacloban City

13 Nov , 2013  

The Department of Health Bicol regional office on Tuesday sent a 26-man medical team to assist in the disaster response operation in the super typhoon “Yolanda”-devastated Tacloban City, a DOH officer said Wednesday. On Monday night, a group of medical personnel led Dr. Gloria Balboa, DOH regional director, also left for Tacloban City via the […]

Disaster, News

DSWD – Bicol office to lead relief operations in typhoon-ravaged Samar

11 Nov , 2013  

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol will be the lead agency in conducting relief operations in eastern and western Samar, among the worst-hit provinces in Central Visayas by super typhoon “Yolanda” on Friday, a DSWD regional official said Monday. Arnel Garcia, DSWD regional director, said he had received a verbal directive from […]

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Disaster, News

Team Albay OCD-5 humanitarian mission priority deployment is Tacloban City

11 Nov , 2013  

The 179-man Team Albay-Office of Civil Defense 5 has been assigned for priority deployment in Tacloban City on Monday based on order of Undersecretary Eduardo Del Rosario, Office of Civil Defense administrator and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director. This was learned from Governor Joey Sarte Salceda this morning, saying this 11th […]

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Governance, News

Malacañang recount OFWs affected by Saudization; Migrante group belittles, taunts PNoy Bohol gimmick

3 Nov , 2013  

With D-Day (deadline day) looming, what lies ahead in less than 48-hours on the fate of thousands of Filipino migrant workers deployed illegaly in Saudi Arabia. But Malacañang and the government is only full of talking heads, tryng to defend the lameness of their weak actions. We wonder how many stranded Bicolanos there are in […]

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Bicol News Now, DREAB, Environment, In Motion, News

I-Witness Account of the Quest for the Largest Human No-Smoking Sign in Albay

1 Jul , 2013  

I-Witness Account of the Quest for the Largest Human No-Smoking Sign in Albay Last June 28, 2013 on a bright Friday morning Albayanos converged in Albay park and orderly marched towards the football field of the Bicol University main campus. The massive event was in participation to the quest, and vie for a first-ever attempt […]

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Green, News

More Detailed Account on GWR of Albay No Smoking Sign in Bicol University

29 Jun , 2013  

Bicolanos from Albay province, numbering 13,892 out of 17,000 registered for the event from all walks of life led by Gov. Joey S. Salceda showed determination in shaping the world’s largest human no smoking sign for the Guinness World Record Friday at Legazpi city’s Bicol University football field. Braving the heat of the morning sun […]

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News

DOH-Bicol Warns Public E-Cigarette Contain Harmful Substances

28 Jun , 2013  

The regional office of Department of Health in Legazpi city warned the public that electronic cigarette and shisha are not safe alternatives and never healthy substitutes for typical tobacco products. An e-cigarette also known as personal vaporiser or PV is an electronic inhaler that vaporises a liquid solution into an aerosol mist, simulating the act […]

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Green, Milestones, News

Guinness World Record: Albay’s Largest Human No Smoking Sign!!!

28 Jun , 2013  

Early photos of the successful attempt by the joint effort of organizers to set a world record for the biggest human no-smoking sign in the province of Albay staged at the school campus of the Bicol University in Legazpi city, June 28, 2013, Friday. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elnora Brocales. Albay made it to the […]

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News

Hopefully International Space Station Take Pics of Albay’s Quest for Largest Human No Smoking Rally

27 Jun , 2013  

Legazpi city, June 27 – Organizers of Albay province’s attempt to set a world record for the biggest human no-smoking sign are expecting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to snap photos of the event that will take place here on June 28. “NASA is highly considering it based on information relayed to us […]

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