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Alert level 2 still up in Mayon Volcano; LGUs urged to review evacuation plans


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has maintained its Alert Level 2 warning for the Mayon Volcano in Albay as it continued to emit volcanic gas.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6-yr-old Ythnmthw joins Mt. Mayon triathlon


His name is as unique as his passion for a sport that most children his age have no comprehension of.

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

Philippine hawk eagle shot dead in Albay

LULLABY IN BIRDLAND This white and fluffy Pinsker’s hawk-eagle chick is the first of its species bred and hatched in captivity at the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao City. Its sex will be known only within the next five years. It’s classified “valuable” because its small population is rapidly decreasing. Superimposed at right is its mother hawk-eagle who goes by the code name FAMSG captured in Maguindanao.  Photo courtesy of Philippine Eagle Foundation

A juvenile Philippine hawk eagle was shot by a still unidentified gunman in a forest in Sto. Domingo town in Albay and died later despite efforts of environment experts to revive it.

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

New brush fires break out in Albay, threaten 3 municipalities


Three municipalities are threatened by bush and forest fires in the province of Albay. The bush fire in Barangay Tanagan in the municipality of Bacacay on Cagraray Island has been creeping closer to the villages of Manaet and Malobago, Cedric Daep, head of Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (Apsemo), told the Inquirer in a telephone interview Friday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Forest fires break out anew in Albay

Tom Smith works to remove tree limbs to protect a friend's home from advancing flames Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Burgess Road and Armonia Ranch Ct. in Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Forest fires raged Wednesday across the western US state of Colorado, destroying dozens of houses and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.  AP/THE COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE, MARK REIS

Forest fires broke out anew in other parts of Albay barely 24 hours after local authorities doused the fire that raged for four days on the hillsides of the town of Rapu-Rapu.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »