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In Ligao City, a hill beckons to Lenten devotees

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Life-size statues depicting the suffering of Christ attract devotees to Kawa-Kawa Nature Park in Ligao City. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Thousands of devotees are expected to climb the 250-meter-high Kawa-Kawa Hill in Barangay Tuburan in this city where life-size sculptures depicting the Way of the Cross offer a unique Lenten experience.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

300-kph storms seen to be PH ‘norm’

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Gov. Joey Salceda   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Storms carrying winds of at least 300 kph, like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are likely to be “the norm for the Philippines” as a result of climate change, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said, echoing findings made by a panel of climate experts submitted to the United Nations.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Guingona says suspending ‘Tanda, Kuya, Pogi’ tough

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Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III said the suspension of his Senate colleagues who are facing plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing hundreds of millions of pesos in kickbacks through the misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel, was not likely to happen soon.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sunflowers bloom in Ligao

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SUNFLOWER DANCERS Clad in colorful costumes, street dancers perform during the first Sunflower Festival in Ligao City in Albay. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

Once a farming town, Ligao in Albay province launched its first “Sunflower” Festival to commemorate 13 years of cityhood.

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

Full takeover of ailing power co-op cleared

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LEGAZPI CITY—A collection efficiency rate of just 50 percent. A military detachment that has not paid its power bills for 20 years. System loss of double the allowable.   A private power company on Tuesday said it was ready to deal with these challenges as it takes over full operation of the Albay Electric Cooperative [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Butanding’ appearance excites Legazpi folk, execs

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Onlookers gather at Legazpi Boulevard to take a glimpse of the whale sharks that have appeared in coastal waters and have generated excitement among local officials, businessmen and tourism industry players in the city. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

It’s amazing what whale sharks can do. Tourism and business in the city are agog over the sighting of the gentle giants, also known as “butanding,” in coastal waters just 30 meters off the city boulevard.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fire razes landmark school building in Sorsogon

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A pre-dawn fire to the ground a local landmark, the 70-year-old main building of the Sorsogon National High School in Barangay (village) Almendras Cogon, Sorsogon City, police said.

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

A day for nature lovers, too, in Albay

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It may also be a day for nature lovers on Valentine’s Day Friday in Albay.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Suspect in high school student’s rape, slay yields

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—The suspect in the rape-killing of a third year high school student in Sorsogon City surrendered to the police chief of Sorsogon City on Tuesday in Quezon City.   Chief Superintendent Victor Deona, Bicol police chief, in an interview Wednesday, said Roderick Diesta, 33, a tricycle driver and suspect in the rape and [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hundreds stranded in Bicol ports

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More than 1,700 passengers, some 400 trucks and buses and about a dozen seacraft remained stranded in the ports of Sorsogon and Masbate over the last two days after they were prevented from leaving ports due to the bad weather spawned by Tropical Depression Basyang.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

120,000 bags of Viet rice bought by NFA now in Bicol

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Port workers started unloading on Monday at least 120,000 bags, or 6,000 metric tons, of rice imported from Vietnam that arrived on Saturday at Port of Legazpi, said an official of the National Food Authority (NFA).

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

Plan to cut power in Albay over unpaid bills put off

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The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) put off its planned disconnection of the Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) from the grid on Monday (Jan. 27) in response to the request of Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi, said a member of the Aleco Interim Board (IBOD).

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Albay serves as model for DPWH plans for ‘Yolanda’

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Impressed with how Albay province built its evacuation centers as part of its disaster risk reduction mitigating measures, the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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