Bicol News Now, News

Legazpi City readies to become the first HUC in Bicol

28 Dec , 2015  

Legazpi City readies to become the first HUC in Bicol. The city of Legazpi is looking forward to becoming the first highly urbanized city (HUC) in the Bicol region, besting six others which include Naga, Iriga, Sorsogon, Libon, Tabaco and Masbate. According to city Mayor Noel Rosal, more development and inclusive growth, which the local […]

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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, Climate Change, News

Bicol farmers face climate change challenge next planting season

22 Nov , 2015  

Bicol farmers are facing an immediate challenge based on the seasonal climate outlook advisory by the Department of Agriculture covering the months of September this year up until January 2016. Reduced rainfall and increase in temperature might reduce crop yield, specifically in rain-fed as well as irrigated areas at the tail end of canals, and […]

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Bicol News Now, Election, News

Bicol Comelec going ahead with voter delisting

14 Nov , 2015  

The Commission on Elections in Bicol region is up to deleting a total of 169,193 voters from the list for failure to comply with the bio-metrics requirement. Comelec regional director Atty. Romeo Fortes said non-compliant voters are up for delisted after the deadline set lapsed last October 31st. Fortes added the de-listed voters may file […]

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Ilocos, Luzon, News

TS “Lando” maintains strength, will threaten most of Luzon

15 Oct , 2015  

Tropical storm “Lando” has maintained its strength and will threaten most parts of Luzon in the next two to three days or until weekend, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Shaira Nonot said that as of 4 a.m. Thursday, tropical storm Lando was […]

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Bicol News Now, Election, News

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency in 2016?

7 Oct , 2015  

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency? There is no hiding the fact on veteran senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s belief that Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. will have a distinct advantage in the vice presidential race in 2016. ”It’s all very obvious. The Bicolanos will have to decide which one they will […]

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Bicol News Now, Election, News

Vice-presidentiasquabbles of Bicolanos loom in 2016 national elections

5 Oct , 2015  

Vice-presidentiasquabbles of Bicolanos loom in 2016 national elections The upcoming 2016 national elections will make a mark in history for Bicol and the nation. It will be the first instance when the (national) position for vice president will be contested, among others, by four Bicolano politicians. It is a total blight in the unity call […]

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Footnotes

Sarong Banggi and the dearth of mainstream Bicol songs

11 Apr , 2015  

Sarong Banggi and the dearth of mainstream Bicol songs. Now added on the sidebar of the Bicol (House Journal) section only, is the unofficial regional Bicol romantic anthem Sarung Banggi (Sarung Bangui, Sarong Banggi) a reggae version by the band Mudflow from the town of Sto. Domingo in Albay province. We are happy to incorporate […]

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Bicol News Now, News

P170.7-B North-South railway project- South Line to boost Bicol economy

10 Apr , 2015  

MANILA, April 10 –The P170.7-B North-South railway project- South Line to boost Bicol economy. The Bicol region will get the needed business and economic upliftment in the proposed P170.7 billion North-South Railway Project- South Line. Once completed, it is seen to considerably shorten the travel time from Manila to the region and pave the way […]

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Bicol News Now, News

13 Bicol towns pass fiscal stability scorecard – DOF

6 Feb , 2015  

13 Bicol towns pass fiscal stability scorecard – DOF Thirteen municipalities in Bicol garnered satisfactory ratings in financial accomplishments according to the Department of Finance tally for local government units of the country. These municipalities pulled a surprise by capturing either the “Good” or “Very Good” rating in the DOF’s LGU scorecard on preliminary assessment […]

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Bicol News Now, Nation, Weather Stories

The gathering storm on Pope Francis 4rth day in PH

18 Jan , 2015  

MANILA, Jan. 18 – As the Papal Visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines nears its end gathering the faithful into unity, nature is also gathering storm. The state weather agency PAGASA on Sunday advised the public who will attend events of Pope Francis at the Rizal Park and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Religion

BIcol PNP, Albay province brace for Pope’s PH visit

10 Jan , 2015  

BIcol PNP, Albay province brace for Pope’s PH visit. The coming visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines, particularly in Manila and Tacloban, now reaches feverish proportions. Do not discount Albay to just stand by. Governor Joey Salceda has issued a no-work order for capitol employees and the suspension of classes at all levels on […]

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Disaster, Governance, News

20,000 sacks NFA rice, relief goods, spoil in Albay

4 Aug , 2014  

Mention disaster preparedness and the province of Albay always comes to mind. But not all LGUs and government offices in the province “walk the walk” and “talk the talk” of the indefatigable governor Joey Sarte Salceda. In Tabaco, at least 21 sacks of rice and cartons of relief goods (noodles) was left to rot in […]

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News

DOLE thinks goat can improve life of marginalized farmers

8 Feb , 2014  

Can a (pair) couple of goats improve life of a poverty-stricken family of a farmer? This is the purpose of the Department of Labor Bicol regional office in Legazpi with its implementation of the P2-million goat dispersal program. DOLE hopes to reverse the plight of itinerant, seasonal sugar cane plantation workers (sakada) in Camarines Sur […]

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Election, News

In your dreams, Bicol International Airport completion not in P-Noy’s term

13 Jan , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY — There is no reason to be flaunting about the age of modern air travel in the region via the Southern Luzon international airport. The thing is, the airport’s completion may come beyond the 2016 national elections, yet. Because of this, Bicolanos, more specifically the people of Albay, are getting frustrated. For so […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Miss Int’l 2013 Bea Santiago joins Albay in New Year countdown

30 Dec , 2013  

LEGAZPI CITY — Fresh from her triumph in the Tokyo pageant, that definitely capped the year’s unprecedented haul of various international beauty titles ever, the newest Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago will be home in the Bicol region before the year ends. Bea Rose will mark her homecoming with a triumphal parade in the […]

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Nation, News

Bicol will have cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms

22 Dec , 2013  

MANILA, Dec. 22 –The northeast monsoon or “hangin amihan” will continue to be the dominant weather system to affect the country as the Northern and Central Luzon can expect cloudy skies and rain on Sunday, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA said that Cagayan Valley, Bicol and the provinces of […]

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Disaster, Nation, News

Update: Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan) death toll now at 3,982

19 Nov , 2013  

MANILA, Nov 19 — In its latest official tally, the national disaster council on Tuesday announced the death toll for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has reached 3,982 while damage to lives and property reached over P11 billion The casualty count is broken down in Calabarzon with 2; Mimaropa, 5; Bicol, 5; Western Visayas, 162; Central Visayas, 74; […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Bicol sends off 25 truckloads of relief goods for eastern Samar Monday

18 Nov , 2013  

A convoy of twenty five truckloads of relief goods from Bicol intended for Leyte and Samar leaves Matnog port in Sorsogon Monday and will arrive at their destinations on the same day, a regional official of the Office of Civil Defense said. Rafael Bernardo Alejandro, civi defense regional director, on Monday said the military transport […]

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News

Yolanda damage to Bicol agriculture peg at P175M with displacement of 708,464 residents

17 Nov , 2013  

Yolanda damage to Bicol agriculture peg at P175M with displacement of 708,464 residents. The latest update on the damaged wrought on Bicol provinces from the Office of Civil Defense in Legazpi city says that damage to agriculture amounted to an estimate of P175 million with 4,005 farmers were affected. A total of 708,464 persons, representing […]

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News

DSWD- Bicol ships out 8,000 food packs for eastern Samar

12 Nov , 2013  

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol on Tuesday morning sent some 8,000 emergency family food packs worth P8-million for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Samar, a regional official said Tuesday. Arnel B. Garcia, DSWD Bicol regional director, said the initial shipment of the relief goods on board three container trucks […]

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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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Headlines, News

Tacloban city now open for land traffic via San Juanico and Bicol

11 Nov , 2013  

After being hit hard by Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan), Tacloban City is now accessible by land, a Malacañang official said Sunday. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said at a media briefing in Roxas City in Capiz that Tacloban City can now be reached via the San Juanico Bridge through southern Luzon. “I hope […]

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