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Miss Int’l Bea Rose Santiago gets warm welcome in Bicol homecoming

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Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of fans warmly welcomed on Tuesday newly crowned Miss International Bea Rose Santiago, a Bicolana from Masbate, as she stepped down a commercial plane and walked down the terminal ramp at the Legazpi domestic airport.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Labuyo’ hits Bicol; 42 fishers missing

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At least 42 fishermen went missing in waters off Catanduanes and Camarines Norte, while more than 7,500 people and 200 vehicles were stranded at ports across four regions as Typhoon “Labuyo” swept into the country on Sunday.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

33 Catanduanes fishermen missing

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At least 33 fishermen were reported missing since Saturday by the Catanduanes Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC, a disaster official of the province said Sunday.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DPWH to cut 669 trees for roadwork

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Don’t touch our trees. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is under fire from local officials, environmentalists and netizens for its plan to cut down 669 trees, mostly over 50 years old, to give way to a road widening project of the Maharlika Highway section in Camarines Sur.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2,000 stranded in ports as ‘Gorio’ nears Bicol

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Over 2,000 passengers are now stranded in ports across Bicol as officials brace for tropical storm “Gorio” that is expected to hit the region, particularly Albay, by Saturday evening.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No signs of missing ferry passengers

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THE MV LADY of Mount Carmel. CONTRIBUTED BY NERI JAZUL

Search and rescue (SAR) operations in the waters off Burias Island of Masbate continued on Sunday but with no success in finding the remaining seven missing passengers of the ill-fated MV Lady of Mount Carmel.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 dead, 4 missing as Ro-Ro ferry sinks

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Poor lashing of a bus onboard may have caused a ferry to tilt off balance and sink off Burias Island in Masbate province early Friday, killing two people and leaving four others missing.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Sorsogon ex-congressman Jose Solis dies

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Former Sorsogon Representative Jose Solis. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Former Sorsogon Representative Jose Solis, 80, passed away here early Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police seize 1,596 loose guns in Masbate

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The government crime drive went full throttle in Masbate as the campaign for local positions began in the province notorious for election violence.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Naga cops also go after armed groups in Masbate

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Some 55 members of the Naga City police force will be sent to Masbate as the Philippine National Police in Bicol organizes a task force to go after private armed groups (PAGS) that are expected to be used by politicians in the island-province in the May 2013 elections.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

123 rescued from disabled boat off Burias

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The Philippine Navy rescued 123 people from a motorboat that stalled amid foul weather off Burias Island in Masbate early Saturday.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Ofel’ strands some 2,500 passengers stranded in Bicol ports

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Satellite image as of October 25, 2012, 12:57 PM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

At least 2,500 passengers were stranded in various ports across Bicol after storm signal number one brought on by tropical storm “Ofel” was raised over the region and the rest of Southern Luzon, the regional Office of Civil Defense (OCD) reported Thursday.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 3.5-4.1 quakes rock Bicol, Romblon–Phivolcs

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A magnitude 3.5 quake was recorded at 5:36 a.m. about 61 kilometers south and 85 degrees west of Naga City in Camarines Sur, while a 4.1 magnitude tremor was recorded at 1:38 a.m. some 24 kilometers south and 57 degrees east of Banton, Romblon, according to bulletins published at the website of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Siesmology (Phivolcs).

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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