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Sunflowers bloom in Ligao

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 »

Plan to cut power in Albay over unpaid bills put off

Screen grab from www.nea.gov.ph

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’


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 »

Albay humanitarian team returns to Samar

A Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ survivor carries a child wrapped in a towel as he watches a helicopter landing to bring aid to the destroyed town of Guiuan, Samar Island Friday. AP FILE PHOTO

Albay’s humanitarian responders to communities ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have returned, this time to spend Christmas Eve with survivors in Samar.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Classes in Albay suspended due to rain

Albay Governor Joey Salceda. FILE PHOTO

Provincial officials suspended classes at all levels in private and public schools in Albay before noon Friday as a public safety measure due to continuous heavy rain in most of the Bicol area.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Floods hit Legazpi, Daraga in Albay


Flooding swept through a number of low-lying areas in this city and the neighboring town of Daraga as heavy rains poured on the province almost the whole day on Saturday, the Albay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu, Bohol, Albay suspend classes as supertyphoon nears

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 2:30 p.m., 06 November 2013 http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

Authorities on Wednesday suspended classes in provinces expected to be hit by supertyphoon “Haiyan” as it inches closer to the country.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4 soldiers wounded in Albay encounter

legazpi city, albay map

Four Army soldiers and two rebels were wounded in an early morning clash Saturday between patrolling troops and New People’s Army guerrillas in an upland area on the outskirts of this city.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao City chips in P5M for quake relief

Davao City, Albay yesterday joined the list of donors who chipped in to help fund relief and rehabilitation efforts for areas in Cebu and Bohol that were badly hit by the Oct. 15 earthquake. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday flew to Cebu to hand over Davao’s P5 million donation to Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide [...]

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Albay sends humanitarian mission to Bohol

Patients are treated at a temporary shelter  following a 7.1-magnitude quake in Cebu on October 15, 2013. AFP

An 80-member humanitarian mission from Albay has departed for Bohol, the province hardest hit by Tuesday’s magnitude-7.2 earthquake. Aside from rescue and medical equipment, the team brings with it a water-purifying machine.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Albay consumers vote on how to save power co-op

electric powerlines

Some 100,000 customers of the Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) were expected to troop to various designated voting precincts across the province for Saturday’s referendum on which option—Private Sector Participation (PSP) or Cooperative to Cooperative (C2C)—to adopt in rehabilitating the debt-ridden co-op.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marchers brave the rain for anti-pork barrel drive in Albay

legazpi city, albay map

At least 300 students and members of farmers, transport and other militant groups braved the heavy rains on Monday and held a march rally, calling for the scrapping of the graft-ridden congressional pork barrel at the Peñaranda Park in this city’s Albay District.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA rebels torch 4 dump trucks, cement mixer in Albay


A squad of New People’s Army guerrillas set on fire four dump trucks and a concrete mixer at a road construction site in the municipality of Pio Duran Thursday afternoon, a police official said on Friday.

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

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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