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Closure of San Jose bridge in Pili will cause traffic bottleneck for motorists

PILI, Cam Sur, May 11 — Motorists passing the Maharlika Highway, more particularly those that will traverse the San Jose bridge in capital town Pili will have to use alternative routes beginning May 15. The bridge will be sugjected to total closure to vehicular traffic for one month during its […]

Palace insists MRT, LRT fare increase means better service

MANILA, Jan. 7 — The Palace insists MRT, LRT fare increase means better service and new facilities. On Tuesday, Malacanang appealed for more patience from the public, saying the increase in MRT and LRT fares would mean better services and facilities. In a press briefing on Tuesday, Communications Secretary Herminio […]

P781-M Bicol international airport contract up for bid

There is no holding back on the construction of the Bicol International Airport (also known as Southern Luzon International airport), which is being built in Barangay Alobo of Daraga town in the province of Albay. This was learned from the project’s lead agency, the Department of Transportation and Communications, which […]

Bicol NIA has new regional chief effective September

NAGA CITY -– The Bicol regional office, here, of the National Irrigation Administration has a new chief, part of the reorganization instituted by the current board of directors. Engineer Vicente Vicmudo was named the new regional manager replacing engineer William Ragodon, who has been reassigned to Region 4A or the […]

WB extends P22.4-B fund for PH infra projects

The Philippines will receive a hefty financial package from the World Bank amounting to US$508 million (P22.4 billion) earmarked for infrastructure, business and livelihood assistance, which can help over two million farmers and fishermen secure a higher income in the next six years. More than 70 percent of the fund […]

City reroutes traffic as Yawa bridge project starts

LEGAZPI CITY -– Commuters traversing the Yawa bridge here better find an alternative route to avoid inconvenience. Starting Monday, August 6, a traffic rerouting affecting buses, trucks and delivery vans take effect as works on the bridge widening project starts. While the project has an allotment of P140 million approved […]

P50-M fund to kickstart construction of Yawa bridge now available

LEGAZPI CITY –- The public works and highways department is almost set to start the expansion to four lanes of the Yawa bridge here at a cost of P140 million. According to public works Bicol assistant regional director Armando Estrella, the initial amount of P50 million is now ready, hoping […]

Proposed boulevard in north Legazpi city will boost tourism

LEGAZPI CITY -– The booming tourism industry here will get a boost as the city locates a new boulevard to be constructed in its northern part anytime next year after the completion of all the necessary requirements, permits and clearances, Mayor Noel E. Rosal said in an interview. The proposed […]

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, […]

EU commissioner notes PH overwhelmed prepositioned coordination capacity

An European Union commissioner noted that the Philippine government’s pre-positioned coordination capacity for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was quickly overwhelmed, underscoring that investment in preparedness should be towards disaster of the future. European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva underscored the need for everyone to arm themselves with a “mindset of preparedness and prevention, […]

DPWH-Bicol helps in clearing, rehabilitation in Samar, Leyte

In the aftermath after the super storm Yolanda pummelled many areas of the country, Team Bicol stand as one in offering an immediate helping hand. It can be said of the personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways Bicol regional office. They are now on their seventh day […]

Albay Congressman Hits PDAF Project of Ako Bicol Party-list Lawmaker

PDAF is too hot to handle. Under the scrutiny of the public and the lawmakers themselves, funds disbursed for projects in the region are getting good attention, this time, Read this interesting report discussion here. Albay Rep. Fernando Gonzalez (LP, 3rd District) is questioning the P25-million dredging projects in Polangui […]

Rep. Gonzalez Proud of Graft-free Project in Albay’s 3rd District

The whole third district of Albay may soon experience a flood-free area now initially being enjoyed by Ligao city as a result of the “standard-built and graft-less” infrastructure projects in flood control. Rep. Fernando Gonzalez (LP, 3rd District, Albay), one of President Aquino’s leading allies in his “tuwid na daan” […]

651 trees on Naga City main thoroughfare presents road block to proposed widening

651 trees on Naga City main thoroughfare presents road block to proposed widening The Department of Public Works and Highways in Bicol has lined up a road widening project which will pass by the city of Naga encompassing the national road that traverses the barangays of Concepcion Pequeña, Concepcion Grande, […]

CamSur Road Widening Will Impact Naga City and Pili

Naga city, (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways has allotted P100 million for a road-widening project from Naga city to the capital town of Pili in Camarines Sur. The project will specifically affect real estate properties along the primary highway. Engineer Guilbert Romero of the Camarines Sur […]

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 […]

Only in Barangay San Pablo, Too

San Pablo, Calabanga — The poblacion barangay of San Pablo, this town, is a stone’s throw from the church of Our Lady of La Porteria. Despite a small and limited land area, it is host to the local (municipal) government center. The municipal hall occupies the western portion of the […]

Cawayan Port, 19 Others, Get Okay for Expansion

The port of Cawayan in Masbate province is included amomg the twenty identified local ports around the country placed under the direct jurisdiction of a national government agency to ensure support for the growing business and trade in their respective region. In a series of executive orders last December 2012, […]

DepEd Falls Short on Delivery of Its Mandated Task

Four months into the school year and DepEd announced delivery is underway to fill the backlog of textbooks on five core subjects— Math, Science, English, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan even as there is a shortage of 2.5 million pieces of chairs to accommodate and seat pupils in 45,000 public elementary and secondary schools.

Albay, Our World of Roads in Disrepair

Residents of barangay Salvacion have to walk roads in disrepair, with asphalt washed away by flood and strong rains the past few months, a prevailing situation many times common to areas in the region.

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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, […]

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CamSur Road Widening Will Impact Naga City and Pili

Naga city, (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways has allotted P100 million for a road-widening project from Naga city to the capital town of Pili in Camarines Sur. The project will specifically affect real estate properties along the primary highway. Engineer Guilbert Romero of the Camarines Sur […]

Cawayan Port, 19 Others, Get Okay for Expansion

The port of Cawayan in Masbate province is included amomg the twenty identified local ports around the country placed under the direct jurisdiction of a national government agency to ensure support for the growing business and trade in their respective region. In a series of executive orders last December 2012, […]

City reroutes traffic as Yawa bridge project starts

LEGAZPI CITY -– Commuters traversing the Yawa bridge here better find an alternative route to avoid inconvenience. Starting Monday, August 6, a traffic rerouting affecting buses, trucks and delivery vans take effect as works on the bridge widening project starts. While the project has an allotment of P140 million approved […]

Proposed boulevard in north Legazpi city will boost tourism

LEGAZPI CITY -– The booming tourism industry here will get a boost as the city locates a new boulevard to be constructed in its northern part anytime next year after the completion of all the necessary requirements, permits and clearances, Mayor Noel E. Rosal said in an interview. The proposed […]

Only in Barangay San Pablo, Too

San Pablo, Calabanga — The poblacion barangay of San Pablo, this town, is a stone’s throw from the church of Our Lady of La Porteria. Despite a small and limited land area, it is host to the local (municipal) government center. The municipal hall occupies the western portion of the […]

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 […]

P781-M Bicol international airport contract up for bid

There is no holding back on the construction of the Bicol International Airport (also known as Southern Luzon International airport), which is being built in Barangay Alobo of Daraga town in the province of Albay. This was learned from the project’s lead agency, the Department of Transportation and Communications, which […]

Palace insists MRT, LRT fare increase means better service

MANILA, Jan. 7 — The Palace insists MRT, LRT fare increase means better service and new facilities. On Tuesday, Malacanang appealed for more patience from the public, saying the increase in MRT and LRT fares would mean better services and facilities. In a press briefing on Tuesday, Communications Secretary Herminio […]

DepEd Falls Short on Delivery of Its Mandated Task

Four months into the school year and DepEd announced delivery is underway to fill the backlog of textbooks on five core subjects— Math, Science, English, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan even as there is a shortage of 2.5 million pieces of chairs to accommodate and seat pupils in 45,000 public elementary and secondary schools.

Albay Congressman Hits PDAF Project of Ako Bicol Party-list Lawmaker

PDAF is too hot to handle. Under the scrutiny of the public and the lawmakers themselves, funds disbursed for projects in the region are getting good attention, this time, Read this interesting report discussion here. Albay Rep. Fernando Gonzalez (LP, 3rd District) is questioning the P25-million dredging projects in Polangui […]

Rep. Gonzalez Proud of Graft-free Project in Albay’s 3rd District

The whole third district of Albay may soon experience a flood-free area now initially being enjoyed by Ligao city as a result of the “standard-built and graft-less” infrastructure projects in flood control. Rep. Fernando Gonzalez (LP, 3rd District, Albay), one of President Aquino’s leading allies in his “tuwid na daan” […]

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Only in Barangay San Pablo, Too

San Pablo, Calabanga — The poblacion barangay of San Pablo, this town, is a stone’s throw from the church of Our Lady of La Porteria. Despite a small and limited land area, it is host to the local (municipal) government center. The municipal hall occupies the western portion of the […]

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P50-M fund to kickstart construction of Yawa bridge now available

LEGAZPI CITY –- The public works and highways department is almost set to start the expansion to four lanes of the Yawa bridge here at a cost of P140 million. According to public works Bicol assistant regional director Armando Estrella, the initial amount of P50 million is now ready, hoping […]

Cawayan Port, 19 Others, Get Okay for Expansion

The port of Cawayan in Masbate province is included amomg the twenty identified local ports around the country placed under the direct jurisdiction of a national government agency to ensure support for the growing business and trade in their respective region. In a series of executive orders last December 2012, […]

City reroutes traffic as Yawa bridge project starts

LEGAZPI CITY -– Commuters traversing the Yawa bridge here better find an alternative route to avoid inconvenience. Starting Monday, August 6, a traffic rerouting affecting buses, trucks and delivery vans take effect as works on the bridge widening project starts. While the project has an allotment of P140 million approved […]

CamSur Road Widening Will Impact Naga City and Pili

Naga city, (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways has allotted P100 million for a road-widening project from Naga city to the capital town of Pili in Camarines Sur. The project will specifically affect real estate properties along the primary highway. Engineer Guilbert Romero of the Camarines Sur […]

WB extends P22.4-B fund for PH infra projects

The Philippines will receive a hefty financial package from the World Bank amounting to US$508 million (P22.4 billion) earmarked for infrastructure, business and livelihood assistance, which can help over two million farmers and fishermen secure a higher income in the next six years. More than 70 percent of the fund […]

Bicol NIA has new regional chief effective September

NAGA CITY -– The Bicol regional office, here, of the National Irrigation Administration has a new chief, part of the reorganization instituted by the current board of directors. Engineer Vicente Vicmudo was named the new regional manager replacing engineer William Ragodon, who has been reassigned to Region 4A or the […]

Rep. Gonzalez Proud of Graft-free Project in Albay’s 3rd District

The whole third district of Albay may soon experience a flood-free area now initially being enjoyed by Ligao city as a result of the “standard-built and graft-less” infrastructure projects in flood control. Rep. Fernando Gonzalez (LP, 3rd District, Albay), one of President Aquino’s leading allies in his “tuwid na daan” […]