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Women nurture fish sanctuaries

SEA GUARDIANS Susan Aseron (right), Camarines Norte’s Outstanding Rural Woman of 2012, and Ronilita Bolaños paddle their way in the 17.17-hectare fish and coral sanctuary of Mercedes. JANWYNE N. ALMAZAN/CONTRIBUTOR

Expertly maneuvering her small boat through the waves of the Pacific Ocean toward her coastal home on Caringo Island in Mercedes, Camarines Norte province, Susan Aseron, 36, gave a last gaze at the fish and coral sanctuaries that she and other female villagers have been guarding against illegal fishing.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Governor Edgardo Tallado says illegal mining charge vs him mudslinging


Gov. Edgardo Tallado said the illegal mining allegations hurled against him by some residents in Labo town, this province, were “very early political black propaganda” designed to destroy his reputation.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NBI probes gov for illegal mining

THE 300-FOOT-DEEP open pit in Barangay Napaod, Labo town, Camarines Norte province, where illegal miners are allegedly working for Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado, continue to dig for minerals to the detriment of the local community. SHIENA M. BARRAMEDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A 300-foot-deep gaping pit, now being filled with water, has replaced the nearly 10 hectares of hilly forested land that farmer Zenaida Gallardo, 71, used to tend.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Struggling out of poverty rut


A University professor once likened Camarines Norte to a “poor man sitting on a pot of gold” because of its widespread poverty amid a plenitude of mineral resources. Since then, the province has been struggling to shed off the image and may have made a stride following a survey of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mining supervisor escapes captors in Cavite, helps police arrest suspects


A mining supervisor who was kidnapped in Camarines Norte in September escaped from his captors Tuesday, was found by police in Cavite and pointed to his abductors’ hideout where the suspects were arrested, an official said.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Poll tribunal rules Aga Muhlach protest ‘sufficient in form and substance’

Aga Muhlach. FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) has authorized the collection of ballots involved in the election protest filed by actor Aga Muhlach against Felix William “Wimpy” Fuentebella who defeated him for a congressional seat the fourth district of Camarines Norte.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Calaguas: No. 1 ‘tourism gem’ in PH

A DUMAGAT child shows his homework. As an activity after a storytelling session, he and the other children were asked what kind of vegetables their parents grew in their backyard. THE STORYTELLING PROJECT/CONTRIBUTOR

With its pristine white beaches, Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte has emerged as the country’s top “tourism gem” in an online nationwide poll initiated by a multinational consultancy firm.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Continued illegal mining in Camarines Norte assailed

The owner of parcels of land in Camarines Norte being mined by a Malaysian firm decried the mining firm’s continued large-scale mining despite the absence of a permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

House probe sought on CamNorte ore transport

The owner of the land being mined by a Malaysian firm in Camarines Norte is asking the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged illegal shipment of minerals outside the Philippines by the mining firm.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Why Abaya is not doing well at DOTC


Malacañang should investigate the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for granting a mining permit to Investwell Minerals Development Corp. even if it knew that the company had issues with the government.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Fishers wage war for hidden paradise

Fisherman Levi Lalim had problems up to his knees when large mining firms filled the corals in Pulangdaga, Paracale, Camarines Norte, with mine tailings, killing his only source of livelihood.  RIO PALIZA/CONTRIBUTOR

Hope springs eternal even under the mine tailings. Levi Lalim, 55, fisherman and leader of his Paracale town’s Samahan ng mga Mangingilaw, is doing his best to save about 40 hectares of coral reef and mangrove forest submerged under red contaminated mud spewed out by mining facilities owned by three Chinese mining firms in Sitio (settlement) Pulangdaga in Barangay (village) Bagumbayan.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

5.1 quake hits coast off Camarines Norte


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.1 magnitude earthquake located at 90 kilometers northeast of Jomalig, Quezon at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Shallow grave found

The decomposing body of a man reported missing for almost a month was dug up last week in a pineapple plantation in Barangay Malangcao-Basud in Labo, Camarines Norte, police said.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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