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Conventions, gov’t push boost Albay tourism

A TOURIST cooks eggs in a hot spring in Manito town in Albay with the province’s most famous landmark, Mayon Volcano, in the background. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

With several national and international conventions held in this city, the Department of Tourism in Bicol has recorded a significant influx of tourists in Albay province.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

LPA off Catanduanes to bring rains in Bicol, Quezon–Pagasa


The low pressure area off Catanduanes will bring light to moderate rains in the Bicol region and Quezon province, the state weather bureau said midday Friday.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Glenda’ ruin in Bicol just starting to unfold

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THE FALLEN 107-year-old tree dwarfs students of Bicol University in Legazpi City in Albay province who are returning to school following the onslaught of Typhoon “Glenda.”   MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

Standing under a tarpaulin streamer of a soft drinks company, which she borrowed to use as a tent from her neighbor here in Barangay (village) Sta. Cruz, Antonette Villamora, 40, recalled how she lost her house when Typhoon “Glenda” hit Camarines Sur on July 15.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quezon hardest-hit

Unisan, one of Quezon province’ seaside municipalities, is among those hardest hit by Typhoon Glenda. What used to be the concrete-and-metal covered basketball court at the center of the poblacion is now reduced to skeletal frame-like wreckage. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jalex Darca Larong

Disaster officials on Friday considered Quezon as the worst-hit by Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Calabarzon, with at least 10 persons killed and 75 others injured in the province that remained without power four days after the typhoon hit the region.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

More families in Bicol evacuated as ‘Glenda’ nears


Around 60,000 families in the Bicol region left their homes as typhoon “Glenda” gains strength and was last spotted in Albay Gulf , the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon.

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