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Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag Visits Albay Province

The venerated image of Nuestra Senora del Santisimo Rosario de Manaoag makes an extended whistle stop in the province of Albay beginning last Saturday, July 13 about 8:00 o’clock in the morning and ends today. The replica of the image now used in the pilgrim visits outside of Pangasinan reached […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

How Seven Bicol City LGUs Spent People’s Money in 2009

Presented here is a short discussion on how the seven Bicol city local government units prioritized expenditures for the welfare of its constituents. Like the provincial LGUs, selected were five current operating expenditures which ate up much of the operating income of, and by comparison with, all seven city local […]

All Albay Cities Winners and Losers May 13, 2013 Elections

MAYOR of LEGAZPI CITY ROSAL, NOEL (LP) 67,844 VICE-MAYOR of LEGAZPI CITY ROCES, BITOY (NP) 59,494 MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD of LEGAZPI CITY – LONE DIST BALTAZAR, VINCE (LP) 45,511 IMPERIAL, GREGORIO FERNAND (NP) 39,494 BUBAN, ISMAEL III 38,409 RA??OLA, ALAN (LP) 37,953 RAMIREZ, LILIAN (NP) 36,409 ABADEZA, MELISSA (LP) 35,931 […]

Watch a PAL Plane Takes Off from Legazpi Airport

Just uploaded an extended video of a Philippine Airlines plane taking off from Legazpi airport as viewed from the upper side of Ligñon hill. The unobstructed view was a welcome opportunity but somehow dampened by a cloudy sky. Still it was worth it. While the native sound was toned down […]

Legazpi LGU Earns the Most Among Bicol Cities in FY2009

The local government unit of Legazpi city in Albay proved a notch better than Bicol’s only independent component city of Naga when it grossed higher in its total operating income for fiscal year 2009 by a margin of P31,291,467. Other local cities income rank in order from high to the […]

Living by the Hillside Provides a Healthful Respite

“The real reason for physical fitness goes beyond the benefits one accrues from a healthy lifestyle,” is a famous line by Richard H. Utt. I personally believe it could be the dogma of every person who believes that Life is the most precious gift given by GOD. Therefore, it is […]

PNR commuter train test run identify problems

Naga city, March 8 — The commuter train test run of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) from Naga city to Legazpi city has shown problems that require immediate attention before its planned regular run next month. Passing through 102 km railways from Naga Station to Legazpi station, the commuter train […]

Hernandez Clan bereaved by demise of family members

For the well entrenched clan of Hernandez in Calabanga, the shadow of death come as a reminder of their being part of one root. Death become the source and cause of uncalled unhappy reunions, repeatedly as in the immediate past. Many family members may have found their way into distant […]

Annual Income of Bicol Cities and Provinces for 2006

But while Bicol LGUs earn millions (in pesos), it does not follow that the constituents are also that rich. On the contrary, not much has changed on more than majority of the people’s earnings and income. Many families are still below the poverty threshold level around the region. So that there is the strong contrast of the government awashed with money and the people stricken in poverty.

Legazpi and Camsur Occupies Income Leads in 2005

Looking deep at the 2005 income of cities and provinces of Bicol this time, the trend is no different from previous years. The moneys earned stay more on the uptrend. The cities of Legazpi and Naga are truly rivals. Sorsogon may seem to occupy the third position now and the next years to come.

Forty Eight Bicol Towns Earn P2.5B in 2004

For the fiscal year of 2004, 48 Bicol towns out of 107 earned an income of P37M or more which totalled P2,478,990,989 out of the regional earnings of P3,951,780,429. Of these local government units, twenty breached the P50M yearly income while the reamaining 28 municipalities earned between P35 but less than P50M.

Naga and CamSur Shows 2003 Earning Power

The province of Camarines Sur and the city of Naga lead the list of top earners in their category for three consecutive years of 2001, 2002 and 2003. The perennial seconders are Albay province and Legazpi city for the same reference periods.

The Season of Flowers is Fading

Legazpi city: Summer has long been gone here. It starts just when the school year ends in March. So students connect summer to days without the regular classes, homeworks and tests. No tensions, more of fun, outings (to the beach and movies?) and also malling (now a favorite past time […]

Bicol Akrho Celebrates Anniversary

The Alpha Kappa Rho (akrho) chapters in Albay celebrate in a parade about the main streets of Legazpi city. Some fraternity and sorority members wear their signature black shirts emblazoned with the organization’s name.

Winners Find Strange Bedfellows

Just thinking aloud, did voters opted to elect candidates due to popularity, performance, or otherwise. Voters have a clever way of playing jokes. At times, it hurts.

At the Port of Legazpi

Thankfully enough we have this boat on the foreground. There’s the hint of blue in the sky but so faint and the general mood of the day is drab and dreary. The port at the city of Legazpi is the port of call for cargo and passenger ships that ply […]

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.

The Majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

With its towering height of 8,077 feet (2,462 meters), the almost perfect-coned volcano is the main tourist attraction of the province and the regions’ natural wonder.

But don’t be guiled with its beauty and charm, for it has erupted times too many since its first recorded activity in 1776. The most destructive was in 1814 when the town of Cagsawa was buried under its mudflows and only the church belfry was left standing. The town was later relocated into what is now the bustling trade center of Daraga.

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Albay plays host to 3 meets; will cost the government P18-M

LEGAZPI CITY — Secretary General Taleb Rifai of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) will arrive on Saturday to preside over the 26th Joint meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia. Rifai, a Jordanian national, will also preside […]

The Majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

With its towering height of 8,077 feet (2,462 meters), the almost perfect-coned volcano is the main tourist attraction of the province and the regions’ natural wonder.

But don’t be guiled with its beauty and charm, for it has erupted times too many since its first recorded activity in 1776. The most destructive was in 1814 when the town of Cagsawa was buried under its mudflows and only the church belfry was left standing. The town was later relocated into what is now the bustling trade center of Daraga.

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

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 […]

Legazpi City to Embark on P300Bn Urban Development Project via PPP

A P300 billion urban development project, that will be implemented through public private partnership, is now on the drawing board of the Legazpi city government. The project involve the reclamation of a vast portion of an area off the shoreline covered by two barangays at the southern coast here, City […]

All Albay Cities Winners and Losers May 13, 2013 Elections

MAYOR of LEGAZPI CITY ROSAL, NOEL (LP) 67,844 VICE-MAYOR of LEGAZPI CITY ROCES, BITOY (NP) 59,494 MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD of LEGAZPI CITY – LONE DIST BALTAZAR, VINCE (LP) 45,511 IMPERIAL, GREGORIO FERNAND (NP) 39,494 BUBAN, ISMAEL III 38,409 RA??OLA, ALAN (LP) 37,953 RAMIREZ, LILIAN (NP) 36,409 ABADEZA, MELISSA (LP) 35,931 […]

Tourist arrivals in Legazpi city hit .5M in 2013

LEGAZPI CITY – This Bicol city hosted last year more than half a million tourists, an increase of 32.27 percent from the previous year’s number of arrivals. As recorded by the Bicol regional office of the Department of Tourism, the total arrivals of both domestic and foreign tourists here for […]

Living by the Hillside Provides a Healthful Respite

“The real reason for physical fitness goes beyond the benefits one accrues from a healthy lifestyle,” is a famous line by Richard H. Utt. I personally believe it could be the dogma of every person who believes that Life is the most precious gift given by GOD. Therefore, it is […]

Lone Bicolano Casualty in Zamboanga Stand-off Flown Home

Lone Bicolano Casualty in Zamboanga Stand-off Flown Home. The fall out from the Zamboanga hostilities that pitted a group of Moro National Liberation front fighters against government military personnel became more real and touching to the family of one Bicolano soldier. To the family of Corporal Jesi Chris Reyeg, 33, […]

Legazpi and Camsur Occupies Income Leads in 2005

Looking deep at the 2005 income of cities and provinces of Bicol this time, the trend is no different from previous years. The moneys earned stay more on the uptrend. The cities of Legazpi and Naga are truly rivals. Sorsogon may seem to occupy the third position now and the next years to come.

Watch a PAL Plane Takes Off from Legazpi Airport

Just uploaded an extended video of a Philippine Airlines plane taking off from Legazpi airport as viewed from the upper side of Ligñon hill. The unobstructed view was a welcome opportunity but somehow dampened by a cloudy sky. Still it was worth it. While the native sound was toned down […]

Gypped: 250,000 Aleco consumers face electric power rate increase

LEGAZPI CITY — Unknown to the 250,000 power consumers in Albay, the National Electric Administration has filed for a power rate increase in anticipation of the final takeover of the San Miguel Corp. of the operation of its recently acquired bankrupt electric cooperative of the province, according to documents obtained […]

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 […]

Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag Visits Albay Province

The venerated image of Nuestra Senora del Santisimo Rosario de Manaoag makes an extended whistle stop in the province of Albay beginning last Saturday, July 13 about 8:00 o’clock in the morning and ends today. The replica of the image now used in the pilgrim visits outside of Pangasinan reached […]

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Albay power blackout enters sixth day

LEGAZPI CITY, — Power blackout in Legazpi City and parts of Albay entered its sixth day on Monday after the 35-year-old 20-MVA transformer in the Bitano sub-station here, covering four feeders, totally collapsed on Wednesday morning and is now beyond repair. The problem in power supply lack came a few […]

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Albay Province Brace the Prospect of Electric Power Disconnection on Monday

Legazpi city, July 21 — We are waiting, in a few hours from now, if the National Power Grid Corporation of the Philippines will be prevailed from cutting off the power supply to the Albay Electric Cooperative after 9:00 o’clock in the morning of Monday. Many times in the past […]

Phivolcs repairs 15 monitoring stations disabled by “Glenda”

LEGAZPI CITY — Two teams from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Manila repaired nine of the 10 monitoring stations around Mount Mayon including six of the seven similar equipments around Bulusan volcano disabled by typhoon “Glenda” on July 15. Headed by Dr. Maria Antonia V. Bornas, Phivolcs […]

The Majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

With its towering height of 8,077 feet (2,462 meters), the almost perfect-coned volcano is the main tourist attraction of the province and the regions’ natural wonder.

But don’t be guiled with its beauty and charm, for it has erupted times too many since its first recorded activity in 1776. The most destructive was in 1814 when the town of Cagsawa was buried under its mudflows and only the church belfry was left standing. The town was later relocated into what is now the bustling trade center of Daraga.

PNP installs new Legazpi police chief, 100 more cops and 100 Glock firearms

Legazpi City has new police chief, 100 more cops and 100 Glock firearms CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Dec. 2 — The Bicol Regional Police Office leadership has installed a new police chief, assigned 100 more police officers and turned over 100 Glock 9mm-caliber pistols to the Legazpi […]

PNR commuter train test run identify problems

Naga city, March 8 — The commuter train test run of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) from Naga city to Legazpi city has shown problems that require immediate attention before its planned regular run next month. Passing through 102 km railways from Naga Station to Legazpi station, the commuter train […]

Albay blackout: Blame it on the transformer

The blackout being suffered by Legazpi City, Manito town and some areas of Sto. Domingo town started on Wednesday morning after the 35-year-old 20-MVA transformer of the Bitano sub-station conked out. Imported during the Martial Law years, (during the implementation of establishing electric cooperatives in the country) in 1979, it […]

World’s Largest: Albayanos Lay 65 Meter Long Rosary-Shaped Artificial Coral Reef

Albay folks get the assistance of divers from various government agencies and civic organizations in laying out over the weekend a 65-meter-long artificial coral reef shaped like a rosary about 20 feet underwater off the coast of San Vicente and Pandayan, a kilometer from the town proper of Sto. Domingo. […]

APEC delay on power restoration irks Albay governor

Albay governor Joey Salceda expressed irritation on the announcement of the Albay Power Energy Corp. (APEC) that the electricity supply in the entire province will be restored in October this year yet. The announcement crossed the eyebrows of consumers in the province. Salceda said Saturday he has asked the assistance […]