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Camarines Norte bridge opens, brings relief to villagers

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Although grieving, Gina Tabalan, 32, felt relief when a P20-million bridge connecting five villages was inaugurated and opened on Friday, cutting short travel time from the interior villages to the capital town of Daet from more than two hours to just one hour.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Era of ‘elite’ riders of Ina pagoda ends

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FLUVIAL PROCESSION The Our Lady of Peñafrancia’s pagoda boat heads back to the Bicol patroness’ permanent residence at the Basilica Minore during a fluvial procession. Saturday’s event is a culminating act to a weeklong religious feast in Naga City. JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

Farmer Wilfredo Cedo felt honored and happy to have been chosen by his parish priest in Libmanan town, Camarines Sur province, to board the pagoda boat with the Our Lady of Peñafrancia or Ina, the patroness of Bicol, which is revered by millions of people around the world.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Driver killed as tricycle, SUV collide in Camarines Sur accident

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Traffic at the national highway in Barangay Mabulo Nuevo here was disrupted, with only light vehicles able to pass, after a sports utility vehicle collided head-on with a tricycle, killing its driver early morning Tuesday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Naga braces for a million pilgrims

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A REPLICA of the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, which was carved and painted with dog’s blood by local artisans three centuries ago, dominates the landscape in the backyard of the Bishop’s Residence in Naga City while pet sheep graze on the grass lawn. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Over a million pilgrims are expected to flock to this city starting next week to take part in a centuries-old feast to honor the Bicol region’s most revered Catholic icon, Our Lady of Peñafrancia, or Ina.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

CIDG, NFA uncover rice rebagging at trader’s warehouse

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NAGA CITY—A joint team from the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the National Food Authority (NFA) has seized 503 sacks of NFA rice imported from Vietnam that were being rebagged as commercial rice in a warehouse located along Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) Mabulo in this city last week.   […]

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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