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‘Glenda’ now in Southern Quezon province


Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) gained more strength as it crossed Ragay Gulf while on its way to Southern Quezon on Tuesday night.

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

Fear of becoming Boracay descends on Calaguas

The effects of tourism are felt by this boy, who shows off a small boat he and his friends made out of materials found where they live. They sell the small boats for P400 each to tourists.  SHIENA BARRAMEDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

As tourist arrivals skyrocketed from an estimated 10,000 per year to more than 15,000 since it topped an online poll for tourism gems in the Philippines, the Calaguas group of islands in Camarines Norte is now in danger of turning into another Boracay—pretty but packed.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Invisible’ face seen, heard at WEF

Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014, World Wide Fund for Nature, Yolanda Kakabadse, (L), Chairman of the Board Toashiba Corporation, Atsutoshi Nishida (2nd L), Executive Director of Lippo Group,  John Riady, (2nd R) and Chairman of Lawson Incorporated Takeshi Niinami (R) join hands at a press conference during the World Economic Forum in Manila on May 22, 2014. The forum, focusing on the fastest-growing region of the world, needs to look at ways to make growth more equitable and sustainable to bring more people out of poverty while also finding ways to minimise environmental damage brought on by the group.   AFP

A Filipino has become the face and voice of what is said to be an “invisible sector.” Rex Adivoso Bernardo, a Young Global Leader fellow from Camarines Norte province, asserted before delegates at the recently concluded World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA) the rights of people with disabilities, laying bare the hardships that people like him have faced in finding decent and quality jobs, amid the many misconceptions and outright discrimination.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

4.2-magnitude tremor jolts Catanduanes; 3 volcanic quakes recorded on Mt. Mayon


A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit the northern shores of Camarines Norte and Catanduanes provinces early morning on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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

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 »