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Sorsogon bids bye to ‘Ruby,’ hello to its holiday season

AFTER heaving a sigh of relief for being spared from Typhoon “Ruby,” the provincial government of Sorsogon returns to its celebration of Christmas, reinstalling Christmas trees made of the local shell “baluko.”  MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Goodbye Typhoon “Ruby”. Welcome Christmas.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Ruby’ weakens; signal no. 3 up in Bicol, Eastern Visayas regions


The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 11 a.m. bulletin that Ruby has slightly weakened and is now has maximum sustained winds of 185 kph (from 195 kph earlier) with gusts of up to 220 kph (from 230 kph).

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayon, amid restiveness, is top tourist draw

RESTIVE and volatile, Mayon Volcano is still the main tourist attraction of the Bicol region and Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

This city is looking at the Bicol region’s most recognizable but volatile landmark as the main attraction for at least 400 delegates from 21 member-countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) who will gather in this city in December, according to officials here.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Albay, Ligao, Tabaco cancel sem break to hold make-up classes after Mayon unrest

STUDENTS of Camalig North Central School in Camalig town, Albay province, attend classes outdoors while their classrooms serve as temporary homes for families evacuated from danger zones around Mayon Volcano. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

Three school divisions in the Bicol region have declared no semestral breaks in elementary and secondary schools to make up for the disruption of classes caused by Mayon Volcano’s state of unrest.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

200 provincial buses can enter Metro in wee hours


More than 200 provincial buses from Southern Luzon, Bicol and Visayas regions can again enter Metro Manila and use their terminals in Quezon City and Pasay City—but only in the wee hours from midnight to 4 a.m.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »