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What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came?

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came? This time now you must be aware that Google map has recorded the public view of streets of cities and towns, big or small, in the Philippines, including that of Calabanga. Last year sometime in June a Google Street […]

DA says Bicol farmers are getting older, remain poorest sector

PILI, Camarines Sur — The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Bicol revealed that one of the challenges being faced by the region’s agricultural sector is the lack of interest of the youth and the population of farmers engaged in the industry now considered in the older bracket. For […]

DSWD denies hauling of homeless families, points to Manila LGU

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that the transfer of homeless families from Manila to the Boystown in Marikina City was solely an initiative of the local government of Manila. The DSWD statement was in reaction to allegations that Manila street dwellers were removed in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic […]

Rural towns in Davao region to get free internet access – DOST

DAVAO CITY, March 12 — Ten municipalities in the Davao Region earlier identified by the Regional Development Council XI may soon have access to free internet through the TV White Space Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. Among the 10 municipalities in the region that will soon have […]

Partido towns eyed as food production hub of Bicol

Ten towns comprising the fourth congressional district of Camarines Sur, also known as Partido area, is being eyed as future food production hub that could serve the entire Bicol region. Government regional offices led by the Department of Agriculture are working for a convergence initiative by agencies with functions involving […]

Look back of 2013 top Pinoy billionaires and companies

Here’s a look back on the list of Filipinos who made it in Forbes world’s richest billionaires in 2013, four of them, listed in top 500. Rank Name Net Worth Age Source 68 Henry Sy & family $13.2 B 89 diversified 248 Lucio Tan & fmaily $5.2 B 79 diversified […]

The Poor Can Sing Off State of Poverty with Pride

Today we make an easy recall of the days when we were little. What came to mind was the classic and popular folk song of one about “our” small house. Some say the original version was in Tagalog entitled “Bahay Kubo” composed by Felipe de Leon: Bahay kubo kahit munti […]

After Election, Now What? It is Payback Time in Bicol!

The day after the mid-term elections, expect things will be back to same old same old. (Tulad ng dati.) The poor remains poor. Some neighbors at the back house had an appointed chance of getting “dole-out moneys” from candidates’ crisp peso notes with the smiley face of a Ninoy are […]

Many Bicol Families Live Dirt Poor and Always Hungry

Darnel (not his real name) lives with his family in an informal satellite community in the municipality of Calabanga. His parents and grandparents are neighbors in makeshift nipa huts which barely can be considered decent living structures on lands owned by the government, particularly by the National Irrigation Administration, as […]

Talking Heads in Government Agencies as Farmers and Their Families Suffer Hunger

The most wonderful thing about our government agencies is that they are full of talking heads. Information, misinformation, half-truths and the blatant attempt to deviate attention out of the prevailing true state of the rice supply, its availability and the predicament of farmers, also become part of the job.

Short Film on Poverty Touched Millions of Viewers

The short film “Chicken a la Carte” by Ferdinand Dimadura, was made in 2005, beat some 3,600 entries when it won the 56th Berlin film festival award for short films in 2006.

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Rural towns in Davao region to get free internet access – DOST

DAVAO CITY, March 12 — Ten municipalities in the Davao Region earlier identified by the Regional Development Council XI may soon have access to free internet through the TV White Space Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. Among the 10 municipalities in the region that will soon have […]

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Many Bicol Families Live Dirt Poor and Always Hungry

Darnel (not his real name) lives with his family in an informal satellite community in the municipality of Calabanga. His parents and grandparents are neighbors in makeshift nipa huts which barely can be considered decent living structures on lands owned by the government, particularly by the National Irrigation Administration, as […]

The Poor Can Sing Off State of Poverty with Pride

Today we make an easy recall of the days when we were little. What came to mind was the classic and popular folk song of one about “our” small house. Some say the original version was in Tagalog entitled “Bahay Kubo” composed by Felipe de Leon: Bahay kubo kahit munti […]

Talking Heads in Government Agencies as Farmers and Their Families Suffer Hunger

The most wonderful thing about our government agencies is that they are full of talking heads. Information, misinformation, half-truths and the blatant attempt to deviate attention out of the prevailing true state of the rice supply, its availability and the predicament of farmers, also become part of the job.

Short Film on Poverty Touched Millions of Viewers

The short film “Chicken a la Carte” by Ferdinand Dimadura, was made in 2005, beat some 3,600 entries when it won the 56th Berlin film festival award for short films in 2006.

DSWD denies hauling of homeless families, points to Manila LGU

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that the transfer of homeless families from Manila to the Boystown in Marikina City was solely an initiative of the local government of Manila. The DSWD statement was in reaction to allegations that Manila street dwellers were removed in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic […]

Look back of 2013 top Pinoy billionaires and companies

Here’s a look back on the list of Filipinos who made it in Forbes world’s richest billionaires in 2013, four of them, listed in top 500. Rank Name Net Worth Age Source 68 Henry Sy & family $13.2 B 89 diversified 248 Lucio Tan & fmaily $5.2 B 79 diversified […]

After Election, Now What? It is Payback Time in Bicol!

The day after the mid-term elections, expect things will be back to same old same old. (Tulad ng dati.) The poor remains poor. Some neighbors at the back house had an appointed chance of getting “dole-out moneys” from candidates’ crisp peso notes with the smiley face of a Ninoy are […]

Partido towns eyed as food production hub of Bicol

Ten towns comprising the fourth congressional district of Camarines Sur, also known as Partido area, is being eyed as future food production hub that could serve the entire Bicol region. Government regional offices led by the Department of Agriculture are working for a convergence initiative by agencies with functions involving […]

DA says Bicol farmers are getting older, remain poorest sector

PILI, Camarines Sur — The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Bicol revealed that one of the challenges being faced by the region’s agricultural sector is the lack of interest of the youth and the population of farmers engaged in the industry now considered in the older bracket. For […]

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came?

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came? This time now you must be aware that Google map has recorded the public view of streets of cities and towns, big or small, in the Philippines, including that of Calabanga. Last year sometime in June a Google Street […]

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DA says Bicol farmers are getting older, remain poorest sector

PILI, Camarines Sur — The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Bicol revealed that one of the challenges being faced by the region’s agricultural sector is the lack of interest of the youth and the population of farmers engaged in the industry now considered in the older bracket. For […]

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Talking Heads in Government Agencies as Farmers and Their Families Suffer Hunger

The most wonderful thing about our government agencies is that they are full of talking heads. Information, misinformation, half-truths and the blatant attempt to deviate attention out of the prevailing true state of the rice supply, its availability and the predicament of farmers, also become part of the job.

Many Bicol Families Live Dirt Poor and Always Hungry

Darnel (not his real name) lives with his family in an informal satellite community in the municipality of Calabanga. His parents and grandparents are neighbors in makeshift nipa huts which barely can be considered decent living structures on lands owned by the government, particularly by the National Irrigation Administration, as […]

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came?

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came? This time now you must be aware that Google map has recorded the public view of streets of cities and towns, big or small, in the Philippines, including that of Calabanga. Last year sometime in June a Google Street […]

After Election, Now What? It is Payback Time in Bicol!

The day after the mid-term elections, expect things will be back to same old same old. (Tulad ng dati.) The poor remains poor. Some neighbors at the back house had an appointed chance of getting “dole-out moneys” from candidates’ crisp peso notes with the smiley face of a Ninoy are […]

Short Film on Poverty Touched Millions of Viewers

The short film “Chicken a la Carte” by Ferdinand Dimadura, was made in 2005, beat some 3,600 entries when it won the 56th Berlin film festival award for short films in 2006.

The Poor Can Sing Off State of Poverty with Pride

Today we make an easy recall of the days when we were little. What came to mind was the classic and popular folk song of one about “our” small house. Some say the original version was in Tagalog entitled “Bahay Kubo” composed by Felipe de Leon: Bahay kubo kahit munti […]