Bicol News Now, News, Weather Stories

Bicol gears for Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ as stranded passengers increase

15 Oct , 2016  

The number of passengers stranded in Bicol is rising due to the oncoming severe Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ (International name: Sakira). On Friday morning, some 1,045 passengers have been stranded in ports after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) suspended sailing of sea vessels due to the prevailing rough weather brought. Updated count of stranded persons include […]

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Manila, News, Video

Duterte confirms US-PH military exercise this year is the last

13 Oct , 2016  

MANILA, Oct. 12 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Wednesday that there will be no more military exercises between the Philippines and the United States next year. President Duterte made this statement during the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard in its headquarters in Port Area in Manila. ”There will be no more […]

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Bicol News Now, Nation, News, Weather Stories

PAGASA raise typhoon signals, passengers, sea-going vessels seek safety in ports as typhoon ‘Nona’ approaches

14 Dec , 2015  

Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in ports due to typhoon ‘Nona’ –PCG The number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to typhoon “Nona” was recorded at 3,997 as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard said in an advisory. The stranded passengers are held at bay with 13 vessels, two motor bancas and […]

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News, Travel, Visayas

Manifesto listing seen as cause of long wait in Boracay ports

22 Nov , 2015  

[flexiblemap title=”Boracay Island” address=”Boracay, Malay, Aklan” region=”Western Visayas, Philippines” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″] . The mandatory manifesto listing for boat passengers in Boracay was seen as the primary cause of long queues in the island. Prompted by the problem, the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force has ordered the management of Aklan Jetty Port, the Philippine Coast […]


Governance, News

Uniformed personnel get increase in daily allowance retroactive January 1st 2015

31 Mar , 2015  

MANILA, March 31 — Increase in the daily subsistence allowance of uniformed personnel from P90 to P150 per day takes effect retroactively on the 1st day of January 2015. This after President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the joint resolution with Congress for the purpose. In a press briefing at the Palace on Monday, Presidential […]

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Green, Luzon, News

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

18 Feb , 2015  

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, saying Manila received a total […]

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