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Bicol mission returns to Leyte to rebuild schools


Army engineers from the Bicol region left on Wednesday morning for the second phase of rebuilding schools in typhoon-stricken Tacloban City and other areas in Leyte province.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Quedan’ picks up more power but won’t affect PH directly

Project NOAH MTSAT image as of October 2, 2013, 1:32 PM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

Tropical Storm Quedan continued to gain strength east of the Philippines on Wednesday but it was not expected to affect any part of the country directly, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Governor hits Secretary Petilla’s announcement on Albay ‘power crisis’

Albay Governor Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Albay Governor Joey Salceda said Tuesday it may be a “first time in history of public governance” that a problem was announced to the public without a prepared solution in mind.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drive safely, Quezon police exec urges holiday motorists


Police advised holiday travelers passing Quezon province to drive safely and not be distracted by the beautiful scenes along the road.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Task Force Pablo activated in Bicol Region

Bicol Region

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Bicol on Sunday activated Task Force Pablo, a disaster response group that would undertake search and rescue operation in areas in the region expected to be affected by flooding, landslides and storm surges during the expected landfall of typhoon Bopha, to be locally called “Pablo” in the Philippines.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Honasan, Escudero rally behind Ako Bicol lawmakers

Senators Gregorio Honasan and Francis Escudero

Even with three senators and a host of congressmen from the Bicol region, lawmakers see nothing wrong with additional representation from a party-list group like the discredited Ako Bicol.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate bill to protect ‘sinarapan’


The preservation and conservation of the exotic fish “sinarapan,” said to be the world’s smallest commercial fish, will be advanced by a Senate bill that seeks to establish “sinarapan sanctuaries” in Camarines Sur and Albay provinces.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 killed in bus, ambulance collision in Bicol


An ambulance driver and his two passengers were killed after their vehicle figured in an accident with a passenger bus in Bicol Wednesday afternoon, police said Thursday.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CamSur, Philippine tourism seen getting boost with ‘Survivor’ show

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Caramoan Islands has emerged as a top destination for watersports enthusiasts all over the world, and was recently chosen as one of the 10 best islands and beaches in the Philippines by CNNGo, a television and online travel magazine of CNN, the largest international cable news network in the world. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Philippine tourism could not have gotten a bigger boost than this. It’s now official. The location of the 25th season of the hit reality TV show “Survivor US,” one of the highest-rating shows in the United States, is Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Heavy rains batter Bicol; summer storm brewing off Eastern Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED IR Satellite Image for 02:32 A.M. PST

A low pressure area off eastern Mindanao will bring rains to the region although it is not expected to escalate into a cyclone, the weather bureau said on Monday.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bicol transport strike tagged as failure


Militant transport groups failed to muster enough numbers to paralyze transport operations in Bicol in a strike aimed at protesting the continued increase in fuel prices.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PNR adds more train trips to Bicol


The Philippine National Railways (PNR) has announced it will make available additional trips to Bicol starting next month in line with state efforts to improve connectivity between Metro Manila and key provinces.

Posted: March 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More crop losses seen in Bicol

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Bicol projected more crop losses in the coming days as floods continued to wreak havoc on the region’s farms.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • Deepest darkness
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  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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