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157-yr-old church endures in Camarines Sur

THE 157-YEAR-OLD St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camaligan, Camarines Sur 

The St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camaligan, Camarines Sur, a 157-year-old church built by Franciscan missionaries, has managed to survive through the years to become an enduring cultural and religious legacy of the town.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 dead, 7 hurt as bus slams into parked truck


Five persons died while seven others were injured when the bus they were riding slammed into a 10-wheel truck here on Wednesday, according to police.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 killed as pick-up slams into fruit stand in Camarines Sur

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An elderly couple was killed early Wednesday when a pick-up truck swerved off the highway in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, and slammed into a roadside store where the victims were sleeping, the police reported.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t peace deal with MILF founded on consultations – Ferrer

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer  File Photo

The ultimate goal of the Philippine government in signing its historic peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is to bring peace to the ordinary child in Mindanao, according to government chief negotiator, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Environment men tagged in miners’ slay

A BACKHOE and other mining equipment were found in  the compound allegedly used by   the personnel of the Sagip Kalikasan Task Force   of the Camarines Sur  provincial government. Juan Escandor Jr./ Inquirer Southern Luzon

The National Bureau of Investigation charged two members of an environment watchdog unit with murder for the death of four small-scale miners on March 22 in Barangay (village) Gata on Lahuy Island.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fewer fish cages help revive Lake Buhi

LAKE BUHI in Buhi town, Camarines Sur, with the background of Mt. Malinao in the town of Tiwi, Albay. The 200-meter buffer zone provides more fishing ground for marginal fisherfolk and navigational areas. Photo by JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

Lake Buhi, the habitat of the world’s smallest edible fish locally called sinarapan, is showing signs of recovery three years after authorities launched a campaign to rid the freshwater body of excess fish cages and other structures choking it.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Schools no place for soft drinks, according to bill


The sale of carbonated and artificial drinks will be prohibited in schools should a bill filed in Congress be passed into law.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Struggling out of poverty rut


A University professor once likened Camarines Norte to a “poor man sitting on a pot of gold” because of its widespread poverty amid a plenitude of mineral resources. Since then, the province has been struggling to shed off the image and may have made a stride following a survey of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Camarines Sur tourism figures down


After years of growth in tourist arrivals since 2006, Camarines Sur suffered a decline in number of tourists in 2013 partly due to the lack of activities in the province’s top tourist attraction, CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water relief from power bills


At the edge of almost a kilometer stretch of irrigation canal in the interior part of Barangay (village) San Vicente in Baao town, Camarines Sur province, the water drops 3.5 meters, which the village council was able to harness into electricity to light the streets and its session hall.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Co-op exec warns of power cut off in Naga City, 9 towns


Following a court order setting the power rate lower than what the power cooperative here has billed its consumers, a coop executive warned of imminent power cut off as a result of a shortage in collection and money to pay its power sources.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Puzzle still unsolved in Camarines Sur town’s bloodiest day

POLICE close the portion of the Maharlika Highway in Pili, Camarines Sur, in front of the Zepeda house where five people were killed and four were injured in a hostage situation on New Year’s Eve. JUAN ESCANDOR JR/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

PILI, Camarines Sur—The hostage-taker who killed four persons, including three of his close relatives and himself in what could be this town’s bloodiest crime in years, came prepared for a gunfight, according to a former town official close to the hostage-taker’s family.   Alexis San Luis, former mayor and close relative of the Zepeda family, [...]

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

Hostage drama carnage shocks town


Four more people were injured, including a policeman, in a grenade explosion while police were clearing the scene of a 10-hour hostage drama that ended in the killing of five people, including the hostage-taker, on New Year’s Eve.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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