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The moment Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray is crowned this year’s Miss Universe. This is the fourth crown won by a candidate from the Philippines in the history of the popular international beauty pageant. Watch the seemingly long moment while the hopefuls wait for the announcement of the winning Miss Universe 2018.  And […]

Filipino-Australian model bags Miss Philippines World 2016 crown

A Filipino-Australian model was crowned last night the country’s representative to the upcoming Miss World 2016 beauty tilt in Washington DC in December. Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, 22 topped the list of winners among the 23 contestants during the pageant held at the Manila Hotel Tent on Sunday night. Gray’s […]

These 3 PH islands made it to a New York magazine’s World’s Best list

In an annual survey conducted by New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine, readers were asked to rate destinations all over the world according to their activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness and overall value. Results revealed that Palawan hurdled the top rank after receiving the highest score among readers […]

Bicolana lass reigns as Cebu’s Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen

A Bicolana stunner from Placer town of Masbate reigns as Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen. Cynthia Thomalla, the fairest of all contenders is a tourism student. The lucky lady also won eight special awards including Miss Photogenic, SM Sinulog Festival Queen, Miss OLX Philippines, Miss Kokuryo Cosmetics, Yamaha Rev Queen, Miss […]

List: Top export companies and products of Davao Region in 2015

As a yearender, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) agency in the region of Davao listed the 5 top companies in export industry with a total value of US $1,268,212,580.66 in the last three quarters of 2015. 1 Dole Philippines with total export valued at US $212,689,868.50 2 Sumifru […]

Tourists that visit the Philippines come from these 13 countries

The country recorded 4.39 million foreign visitors from January to October of 2015, a significant increase which is up 11.3 percent from 3.96 million a year ago. The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) said the country would likely meet the year-end target of 5.2 million international visitor arrivals. Do you […]

73 Provinces to get road rehab funds for P6.5-B in 2016 GAA

The Philippine government has appropriated P6.5 billion in the 2016 General Appropriation Act (GAA) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of provincial roads in 73 provinces. The Department of Budget confirmed the allocation of funds is performance-based with the recipient provinces chosen on compliance with good governance standards. Dubbed KALSADA (Konkreto […]

Survey says Filipinos are optimistic during the Yuletide season

Survey says Pinoy’s have sustained optimism during the Yuletide season as revealed by the result of a survey recently conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The SWS survey revealed that seven out of ten adult Filipinos expect a happy Christmas and 77 per cent of the 1,200 respondents believe […]

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach !!! But wait there was a mix-up. Ms.Universe emcee, game show host, Steve Harvey announced the name of Miss Colombia as the winner instead of Wurtzbach. A major blunder, indeed! VIDEO: The moment the wrong @MissUniverse was crowned on LIVE television… […]

State employees to receive performance bonus starting June 1

MANILA, May 16 — State employees with permanent status, even with new hires employed at least four months before May 31st 2015, are poised to receive beginning June 1, 2015 productivity bonus equivalent to one-month salary. Some P30.65 billion has been allocated under the 2015 general appropriatons for the performance-based […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

Miss PH Mary Jean Lastimosa among top picks in MU

Miss PH Mary Jean Lastimosa among top picks in MU After the preliminaty presensention last Wednesday of the candidates to the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, Mary Jean Lastimosa of the Philippines garnered more likers. Will she bring home the crown? Her performance more than showed her being prepared for the […]

PHLPost offers cheapest rate for domestic money transfer

MANILA,Dec. 1– Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) offers the cheapest rate for domestic money transfer this holiday season as it launches Pamaskong Handog “Piso Padala” promo on electronic postal money order. The public can send electronic money order at any participating post offices, for a flat rate of one (Php 1.00) […]

SSS pensioners and beneficiaries to get 13th month bonus

Quezon City, Nov. 28 — Good news for the 1.9 million pensioners of the Social Security System who are bound to receive their 13th month pay this December as part of the tradition which began in 1998. The total amount of SSS fund for release will amount to P6 billion. […]

Pope Francis to say masses in Latin, speeches in English during visit

MANILA, 17 November – Pope Francis to say masses in Latin, speeches in English during visit. According to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Pope Francis will celebrate masses in Latin during his papal visit from January 15 to 19 next year. Chairman of the CBCP Commission on Social […]

This is the Itinerary of Pope Francis’ visit in PH

MANILA, 17 November – This is the Itinerary of Pope Francis’ visit in PH. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle formally announced the itinerary of much-awaited apostolic visit on January 15-19, 2015 byPope Francis. According to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Pope Francis will arrive Manila in the […]

Smart offers 66 million subscribers free internet access

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 […]

44 Bicol students get science scholarship for S/Y 2014-2015

LEGAZPI CITY — Forty-four Bicol students qualified for the science education merit scholarship program of the science and technology department for school year 2014-2015. DOST-SEI qualifiers consists of 28 high school graduates and 16 sophomore college students this current school year. The high school qualifiers will get assistance with any […]

Bicolanas win Ms. Philippines Supranational 2014, Ms. Philippines International 2014

Yveth Santiago of Daraga Albay a Bicol University accountancy graduate and a CPA is the newest Bb Pilipinas Supranational winner. Bb. Pilipinas International winner Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti is a “Bicolana” though residing abroad, her mother hails from Daraga, Albay. While favorite candidate Mary Jean Lastimosa was crowned Sunday night […]

Seven PMA cadets graduating with Siklab Diwa class hails from Albay

As the Philippine Military Academy conduct its ceremonial graduation exercises at the Borromeo Field today honoring the “Siklab Diwa” class of 2014, many Bicolanos and more so with Albay folks stand proud. Seven of the graduates hail from the province including the class valedictorian Cadet First Class Jheorge Llona. The […]

DepEd to prioritize NCR, Region 5 and CAR for toxic-free schools program

MANILA, — The Department of Education is prioritizing the National Capital Region, Bicol and the Cordillera Administrative Region for the implementation of the Toxics-Free Schools Program (TFSP) for school year 2014-2015. Under a memorandum of agreement signed on Friday, DepEd has partnered with the environmental group BAN Toxics to prevent […]

DSWD provides capital assistance to Calabanga senior citizens federation

A federation of senior citizens in the municipality of Calabanga in Camarines Sur is a recipient of a P1 million investment capital assistance from the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The fund will be earmarked to finance the opening of a drug store in the […]

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 271 out of 580 passed the November 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination (Written Phase) and 265 out of 281 passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Practical Phase) given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this December 2013. The […]

December 2013 Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology for Optometrists result

December 2013 Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology for Optometrists The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2 out of 3 examinees passed the Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology for Optometrists given by the Board of Optometry in Manila this December 2013. The members of the Board of Optometry […]

December 2013 Optometrist Licensure Examination results

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the December 2013 Optometrist Licensure Examination are the following: RANK N A M E SCHOOL RATING(%) 1 ANTHONY AMOS KOA MANILA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY-CALOO CAN CITY 90.90 2 HANS IAN ANDERSON CO ONG CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA 88.80 3 AMALIA LORAINE […]

Watch Miss Grand International 2013 Winners Circle

Miss Grand International 2013 was the first edition of the beauty pageant. It was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 19, 2013. At the end of the event Miss Puerto Rico, Janelee Chaparro was crowned as Miss Grand International 2013. Miss Philippines beauty Annalie Forbes finished 3rd runner-up. Full Show […]

Top Ten of November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

Top Ten of November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination are the following: RANK N A M E SCHOOL RATING(%) 1 PAUL MARION JOAQUIN DEMAPELIS UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 96.90 2 GERARD PAUL […]

Board Exam Results- November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

MANILA — Board Exam Results- November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination. A total of 3,168 out of 6,584 examinees passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission has posted. The examination was given by the Board of Civil Engineering in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, […]

Sorsogon serves as jump-off point of Typhoon Yolanda survivors from Samar

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 27 – Sorsogon serves as jump-off point of Typhoon Yolanda survivors from Samar. As of Nov. 25, there were 21 families and 69 individuals who received aid from DSWD through the Public Assistance Desk. Herminia Diorico of Barangay Maya, MacArthur, Leyte, and six other members of her […]

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 […]

Bicol University grad 3rd placer in November 2013 Chemical Engineer licensure exams

Bicol University grad 3rd placer in November 2013 Chemical Engineer licensure exams The Professional Regulation Commission announces that 428 out of 734 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Chemical Engineering in Manila and Cebu this November 2013. List of successful examinees who garnered the ten […]

Bicol Medical Center up for P200M big expansion project in 2014

NAGA CITY, Nov. 22 — The Bicol Medical Center here is up for a big-budget expansion project next year. The national government, through the Department of Health, will start the construction of the P200-million Bicol Medical Center expansion project in January next year. Dr. Jensy Ong, BMC chief training officer, […]

Malacañang lauds Ariella Arida, Nonito Donaire for their wins

Malacanang has lauded two Filipinos who won in their respective “battles” Sunday and gave their countrymen reasons to smile in times of crisis. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte congratulated Miss Philippines Ariella Arida for her 3rd runner up finish in the just-concluded Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow, Russia and […]

Albay dispatches humanitarian team for Eastern Visayas provinces

Team Albay is sending another humaitarian team, this time, to Eastern Visayan provinces ravaged by typhoon Yolanda. The group is composed of 179 highly spirited volunteers, from the Office of Civil Defense 5. They left Legazpi city at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, in a convoy of 14 vehicles bound for […]

Miss Philippines Wins Crown of Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines Megan Young wins the coveted crown and title of Miss World 2013. 2. Miss France 3. Miss Ghana The beauty pageant was held at Bali, Indonesia on Saturday. Top five 1. Miss France 2. Miss Philippines 3. Miss Ghana 4. Miss Brazil 5. Miss Spain 6. Miss Gibraltar […]

Legazpi City is Set to Construct P80-M Hospital in Reclamation Area

The city government of Legazpi is set to put up an P80-million hospital in a 3,000-square-meter site at the reclamation area. Health officials believe the site is conducive to health, being at a prime coastal location and near the city center. The project will start next year, ahead of the […]

Juban, Irosin Towns Get Flood Warning System from Germany

Juban, Sorsogon (PNA) — A German agency is providing a flood warning system along a major river that serves as flood path of rain water coming from the slope of Mt. Bulusan. To be put up along Cadac-an River, which stretches from the lower slope of the volcano and traverses […]

AusAid to Fund Classroom Constructions in Bicol

Legazpi city, (PNA) — The Australian Agency for International Development will fund the construction of classrooms in areas of Bicol where Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is being implemented. The AusAid has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social […]

Albay Inmates Handcraft and Sell Beautiful Christmas Lanterns

The past weeks, Albay inmates had been busy doing “assembly” of the always popular, but traditional Bicol parol (Christmas lanterns) made of bamboo and adorned/wrapped with Japanese paper in various colors, shades, cut and design. The end product are hundreds of cute, small and big, five-pronged-star of a Christmas decor.

Iriga Beauty Crowned Miss Bicolandia 2010

Katherine Dominique Lagrimas was proclaimed Miss Bicolandia 2010 in the pageant held at the new multi-million peso Metro Naga Coliseum. She won over four other lovely Bicolana semi-finalists in the September 8 crowning ceremony.

Bicolanas Win Mutya ng Pilipinas Crowns

Two lovely Bicolanas took the win in the just concluded Mutya ng Piipinas 2010 beauty pageant. Carla Lizardo and Ashley McGarry shared the stage with two distinct crowns at the end of the pageant.

Bicolana Wins in Mrs. Universe Pageant

Look, we have another news-source of joy. This is a belated report on the result of Mrs. Universe beauty pageant. Bicolana Maria Muriel Moral added more laurels for the Philippines upon coveting the Mrs. Intelligence award in the just concluded pageant.

Archdiocese of Caceres Installs New Calabanga Parish

A new Catholic parish was canonically erected last October in the town of Calabanga by the Archdiocese of Caceres. The parish of St. Peregrine of Laziosi with its seat at barangay Sto. Domingo, is the 79th of the archdiocese. The new church is under the vicariate of Our Lady of La Porteria. Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, OP, DD, himself installed Fr. Joseph Collada Olin as the first parish priest during the mass held at the Union elementary school.

Students Bring Christmas Cheers to Inmates

Colorful “star”-shaped lanterns of varying sizes made by inmates were unveiled in a program Sunday at the Albay provincial jail compound.

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Less than two years since its launching last November 24, 2007, the
Bicol Wikipidya, an alternative choice and online reference source now has 4.654 articles and increasing.

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December 2013 Optometrist Licensure Examination results

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the December 2013 Optometrist Licensure Examination are the following: RANK N A M E SCHOOL RATING(%) 1 ANTHONY AMOS KOA MANILA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY-CALOO CAN CITY 90.90 2 HANS IAN ANDERSON CO ONG CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA 88.80 3 AMALIA LORAINE […]

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Board Exam Results- November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

MANILA — Board Exam Results- November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination. A total of 3,168 out of 6,584 examinees passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission has posted. The examination was given by the Board of Civil Engineering in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, […]

Bicolana Wins in Mrs. Universe Pageant

Look, we have another news-source of joy. This is a belated report on the result of Mrs. Universe beauty pageant. Bicolana Maria Muriel Moral added more laurels for the Philippines upon coveting the Mrs. Intelligence award in the just concluded pageant.

Albay Inmates Handcraft and Sell Beautiful Christmas Lanterns

The past weeks, Albay inmates had been busy doing “assembly” of the always popular, but traditional Bicol parol (Christmas lanterns) made of bamboo and adorned/wrapped with Japanese paper in various colors, shades, cut and design. The end product are hundreds of cute, small and big, five-pronged-star of a Christmas decor.

44 Bicol students get science scholarship for S/Y 2014-2015

LEGAZPI CITY — Forty-four Bicol students qualified for the science education merit scholarship program of the science and technology department for school year 2014-2015. DOST-SEI qualifiers consists of 28 high school graduates and 16 sophomore college students this current school year. The high school qualifiers will get assistance with any […]

PHLPost offers cheapest rate for domestic money transfer

MANILA,Dec. 1– Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) offers the cheapest rate for domestic money transfer this holiday season as it launches Pamaskong Handog “Piso Padala” promo on electronic postal money order. The public can send electronic money order at any participating post offices, for a flat rate of one (Php 1.00) […]

Seven PMA cadets graduating with Siklab Diwa class hails from Albay

As the Philippine Military Academy conduct its ceremonial graduation exercises at the Borromeo Field today honoring the “Siklab Diwa” class of 2014, many Bicolanos and more so with Albay folks stand proud. Seven of the graduates hail from the province including the class valedictorian Cadet First Class Jheorge Llona. The […]

Archdiocese of Caceres Installs New Calabanga Parish

A new Catholic parish was canonically erected last October in the town of Calabanga by the Archdiocese of Caceres. The parish of St. Peregrine of Laziosi with its seat at barangay Sto. Domingo, is the 79th of the archdiocese. The new church is under the vicariate of Our Lady of La Porteria. Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, OP, DD, himself installed Fr. Joseph Collada Olin as the first parish priest during the mass held at the Union elementary school.

Bicol Wikipedia

Less than two years since its launching last November 24, 2007, the
Bicol Wikipidya, an alternative choice and online reference source now has 4.654 articles and increasing.

Iriga Beauty Crowned Miss Bicolandia 2010

Katherine Dominique Lagrimas was proclaimed Miss Bicolandia 2010 in the pageant held at the new multi-million peso Metro Naga Coliseum. She won over four other lovely Bicolana semi-finalists in the September 8 crowning ceremony.

DepEd to prioritize NCR, Region 5 and CAR for toxic-free schools program

MANILA, — The Department of Education is prioritizing the National Capital Region, Bicol and the Cordillera Administrative Region for the implementation of the Toxics-Free Schools Program (TFSP) for school year 2014-2015. Under a memorandum of agreement signed on Friday, DepEd has partnered with the environmental group BAN Toxics to prevent […]

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 […]

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PHLPost offers cheapest rate for domestic money transfer

MANILA,Dec. 1– Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) offers the cheapest rate for domestic money transfer this holiday season as it launches Pamaskong Handog “Piso Padala” promo on electronic postal money order. The public can send electronic money order at any participating post offices, for a flat rate of one (Php 1.00) […]

73 Provinces to get road rehab funds for P6.5-B in 2016 GAA

The Philippine government has appropriated P6.5 billion in the 2016 General Appropriation Act (GAA) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of provincial roads in 73 provinces. The Department of Budget confirmed the allocation of funds is performance-based with the recipient provinces chosen on compliance with good governance standards. Dubbed KALSADA (Konkreto […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

Bicol Medical Center up for P200M big expansion project in 2014

NAGA CITY, Nov. 22 — The Bicol Medical Center here is up for a big-budget expansion project next year. The national government, through the Department of Health, will start the construction of the P200-million Bicol Medical Center expansion project in January next year. Dr. Jensy Ong, BMC chief training officer, […]

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach !!! But wait there was a mix-up. Ms.Universe emcee, game show host, Steve Harvey announced the name of Miss Colombia as the winner instead of Wurtzbach. A major blunder, indeed! VIDEO: The moment the wrong @MissUniverse was crowned on LIVE television… […]