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80,000 people in Camarines Sur evacuated


The provincial government of Camarines Sur evacuated Tuesday some 80,000 persons in the northeastern coastal towns of Caramoan, Presentacion, Garchitorena, Tinambac and Lagonoy due to Typhoon “Glenda.” The typhoon is expected to cross the province after making landfall in the neighboring provinces of Albay and Sorsogon.

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

Bicol braces for typhoon after 8-year lull

Storm clouds hover above Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur on Monday, a day before tropical storm Glenda was expected to make landfall in Bicol region. Photo by Juan Escandor, Inquirer Southern Luzon

Eight years after Super Typhoon “Reming” killed about 1,000 people in a destructive strike across Bicol and nearby provinces, Bicolanos on Monday braced for another howler called “Glenda.”

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

29-km defense line to protect Bicol from CSI


Anticipating the possible entry to Bicol province of coconut scale insects (CSI) that have continued to attack coconut farms in neighboring Southern Tagalog, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has put up a 29-kilometer defense line in the region’s border.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hardwood dealer faces raps for illegal logging


Trying to outwit the agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, a local dealer of hardwood and operator of a furniture shop has turned the graveyard in this town into a lumberyard, where more than 3,000 board feet of assorted hardwood from second-growth forest was discovered early Friday morning.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Odd telescope explores inside Mayon

DR. BENOIT TAISNE, geophysicist from the Earth Observatory of Singapore, explains how the odd instrument called Muon Telescope receives and processes data using the bombardment of cosmic particles to determine the density of materials inside the Mayon Volcano 800 meters above sea level and 2,400 meters high. JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

A telescope without lens but detects the ever-changing composition of a volcano’s innards is now installed at the Mt. Mayon observatory in Tabaco City in Albay province.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »