Bicol News Now, Disaster, News

Bulusan volcano spews ash, the second eruption this week

20 Oct , 2016  

BULUSAN, Sorsogon — Active Mount Bulusan, here, spewed a kilometer-high ash cloud that lasted for around nine minutes early morning on Wednesday, its second time this week. Volcanologists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanolgy and Seismology (Phivolcs) found 0.5 millimetres traces of ashes that drifted towards villages in this town. Ihe eruption was the second […]

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Bicol News Now, Crime, News

Lone gunman kills ABC-Bicol president

12 Oct , 2016  

DONSOL, Sorsogon — The village chief of Barangay Tinagonan of this town was shot multiple times by a lone gunman on Sunday afternoon. The fatality was Joel Briones, 47, the current president of the Bicol Association of Barangay Captains who died on the spot after a lone gunman riddled his body with bullets as confirmed […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Weather Stories

Possibility of sudden and hazardous stream-driven eruption of Mt. Bulusan seen

8 May , 2015  

SORSOGON CITY, May 8 — A possible phreatic or stream-driven explosion of Mt. Bulusan maybe forthcoming after the volcano exhibited steam and ash explosions on May 1 and another stream-driven explosion on May 6. With this prospect, residents within valleys and along rivers and stream channels are warned to be vigilant against sediment-laden stream flows […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Sorsogon’s Bulusan Volcano gets restive again

3 May , 2015  

Calabanga, Cam Sur, May 3 — Just when the whole nation is on tight watch of the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather boxing bout, here in the Bicol region, more specifically in Sorsogon province, concerned government agencies are closely monitoring Mount Bulusan after the volcano spewed steam and ash on Friday. Residents are cautioned to […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Travel

Camarines Sur tops tourist arrivals in 2014 among Bicol provinces

23 Apr , 2015  

The province of Camarines Sur registered the biggest number of tourist arrivals in 2014 among Bicol provinces. According to the Department of Tourism, CamSur experienced a growth rate of 20.25 per cent from 1,547,678 in 2013 to 1,861,010. In contrast, Albay province attained a measly growth of 8.92 per cent, from 880,427 to 958,931 with […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Soldier suffers injury in Sorsogon mine explosion

6 Dec , 2014  

Soldier on disaster response mission wounded in mine explosion in Sorsogon LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 6 — A soldier assigned to a disaster response mission in Sorsogon was wounded after his team stumbled on a mine in Irosin, Sorsogon, around 11.45 a.m. Friday. Army Col. Cesar M. Idio, commanding officer of the Philippine Army’s 903rd Infantry […]

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Bicol News Now, Governance, News, Weather Stories

Geothermal plant enundates Sorsogon barangay with flooding

31 Jul , 2014  

SORSOGON CITY — A village in Bacon district here may soon be erased from the map if the geo-hazard threatening it would not be acted upon, the village chief on Monday warned. Osiao barangay chairman Tito Dio said typhoon Glenda spawned massive flooding in their locality, made worse by the infrastructure put up by the […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Weather Stories

Sorsogon officials say Albay bloats disaster report

23 Jul , 2014  

SORSOGON CITY – After the storm that hit the Bicol region comes the backlash. Sorsogon provincial officials accuses the Albay leadership of allegedly seeming and deliberate exaggeration and padding on estimated disaster report on the value of devastation wrought by Typhoon Glenda. Of the six Bicol provinces, Albay claimed to have suffered P4.274 billion in […]

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Governance, News

Inmate bolts Sorsogon prison, another dies in Masbate jail

21 Jul , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY, July 21 — Residents have expressed concern over the situation in local jails after a prisoner escaped from the city district jail in Barangay Balogo, Sorsogon City on Sunday afternoon while an inmate died of ailment inside his detention cell in Masbate early Monday morning. According to the police report inmate Carlos Espera […]

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News

Phivolcs repairs 15 monitoring stations disabled by “Glenda”

21 Jul , 2014  

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 Volcano Monitoring and Eruption and […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Update: Bicol mainland, other areas under massive power blackout

17 Jul , 2014  

Typhoon “Glenda” left behind with majority of electric cooperatives, power retailers, in the Bicol mainland and other areas powerless, as noted by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In the NGCP’s 7:00 a.m. update Wednesday, identified these cooperatives as the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. (ESAMELCO), Samar Electric Cooperative Inc 1 (SAMELCO 1), […]

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‘Glenda’ expected to hit Albay; 30,359 families evacuated in Bicol

15 Jul , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY, July 15 — As of 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, tropical storm “Glenda” was located at about 90 kilometers of this city and is expected to hit Legazpi City at about 4:00 p.m. The typhoon is expected to pass by Prieto Diaz in Sorsogon, then Legazpi and the First District of Albay going to the […]

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News, Weather Stories

7 provinces under Signal 3 as Typhoon Glenda maintains strength

15 Jul , 2014  

Seven provinces are now under public storm signal No. 3 as typhoon “Glenda” has maintained its strength and continues to move westward towards Bicol region, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday. Public storm signal No. 3 (winds of 101-185 kilometers per hour is expected in at least 18 […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Fil-Am businesswoman urges Sorsogon coop members to mount “people power”

26 Jun , 2014  

Fil-American businesswoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis rallies Sorsoganons to mount a “people power” movement to help resolve the woes faced by the Sorsogon II Electric Cooperative (Soreco II). Lewis who hails from Sorsogon said during a media briefing, “I am calling on my fellow Sorsoganons to do a people power for Soreco II and push for a […]

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Green, News

DENR Bicol to provide mangrove propagules for Sorsogon towns

6 Mar , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY — The regional office here of the environment and natural resources department has made a commitment of providing mangrove propagules for the towns of Donsol, Pilar, Casiguran, Magallanes and Sorsogon city. Learning from the sad experience of the Visayas regions that were badly ravaged by the storm surge, the agency is refocusing its […]

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Governance, News

“Agaton” strand thousands of passengers and vehicles in Matnog

18 Jan , 2014  

LEGAZPI CITY — About 7,500 passengers and 445 vehicles composed of 251 trucks, 128 buses and 66 cars have been stranded at the Matnog port in Sorsogon, the Office of Civil Defense said Friday. The number of stranded passengers at the Matnog port surged due to shortage of ferry boats operating at the port and […]

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News

Six dead on SUV, PUB crash in Sorsogon town

30 Dec , 2013  

LEGAZPI CITY — Six persons died when a Suzuki sports utility vehicle collided head-on with a passenger bus early Sunday morning along the Maharlika Highway in barangay Bacolod, Juban, Sorsogon, a Philippine National Police official in Bicol said. Inspector Malu Calubaquid, PNP Bicol spokesperson, said the Suzuki SUV with plate number TGO 350 was negotiating […]

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DOH Dugong Bicol Awards given to LGU heads

19 Dec , 2013  

Sixteen town and city mayors, and hundreds of barangay captains, received recognition from the regional office of the Department of Health for initiating blood-letting drives in their localities during the agency’s Dugong Bicol Awards. Awardees include the mayors of Tabaco city and Tiwi in Albay, Naga city, Ragay, Sipocot, Cabusao, San Fernando, Milaor, Camaligan, Canaman, […]

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News, Travel

Miss Earth beauties visit Sorsogon for resorts wear competition

29 Nov , 2013  

SORSOGON CITY — All thirty-two international beauties from countries over the world descended on this city Tuesday to compete in the “Resort Wear” segment of the Ms. Earth International competition on Wednesday at the provincial gymnasium. The candidates arrived late Tuesday morning from Metro Manila and proceeded to the Siama Hotel in Barangay Bibincahan here […]

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

27 Nov , 2013  

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 family left their house in […]

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Environment, Governance, News

DPWH, DENR condemns 785 trees in Sorsogon highway

26 Nov , 2013  

A total of 785 old first-class species of shady and fruit-bearing trees that have been giving life to the environment will be cut down in Sorsogon. Earlier, there was a similar plan to remove more than 650 same old trees in Naga city, and discussed also here 651 Trees on Naga city main Thoroughfare Presents […]

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Disaster, News, Visayas

Desperate ‘Yolanda’ survivors flock in Tacloban, as many want to flee the devastation

16 Nov , 2013  

Thousands of survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” are now trying every means possible to flee to Manila or nearby Cebu due to lack of food and drinking water. Other looming problems facing city residents are health and sanitation due to still unretrieved bodies and inadequate toilet facilities or clogged comfort rooms. Evacuees have been crowding […]

Headlines, News

Power blackout caused by blocking of transmission system from Luzon to Visayas

9 Nov , 2013  

Power blackout caused by blocking of transmission system from Luzon to Visayas. Flow of power from Luzon going to the Visayas has been stopped after a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system has been blocked, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported Friday. The grid operator, however, did not elaborate on the cause […]

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News

DSWD: 718,208 persons now in 581 evacuation centers of Typhoon Yolanda-affected provinces

8 Nov , 2013  

Some 718,208 individuals or 145,641 families affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” are now being sheltered in 581 evacuation centers in 29 provinces in seven regions of the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported Friday. According to DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman, the affected persons were from regions 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, […]

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