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LPA now tropical depression ‘Santi’

MT Satellite image October 9, 2013, Wednesday, 10:32 AM. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

The low pressure area east of Virac, Catanduanes intensified into a tropical depression Tuesday night and was named “Santi,” the state weather bureau said Wednesday.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LPA hovers east of Catanduanes

MT Satellite image October 8, 2013, Tuesday, 9:32AM. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

A new low pressure area was spotted east of Catanduanes over the Pacific Ocean early Tuesday, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quedan,’ now a storm, lingers over Catanduanes

MT Satellite image October 1, 2013, Tuesday, 7:32AM. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

“Quedan” (international name: Fitow) continues to hover over Catanduanes after it developed into a storm Monday night, the state weather bureau said early Tuesday.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork in a time of cholera in Virac

JUST a day after tens of thousands of people rallied at Manila’s Rizal Park  to demand a stop to the pork barrel system, Rep. Pastor Alcover Jr.  of the Anad party-list group  plasters his face on a streamer announcing a training program for making “ube”  jam and banana chips in Virac town, Catanduanes province. FERNAN GIANAN/ INQUIRER  SOUTHERN LUZON

Just months after a province-wide cholera outbreak killed eight people in this capital town alone during the first half of last year, the arrival of P33.5 million in pork barrel from four party-list groups and a senator would have been welcome news for local officials.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

NPA rebels torch two heavy equipment in Catanduanes


Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels burned two heavy equipment in San Miguel, Catanduanes, on Wednesday afternoon, the spokesperson of the Bicol police said.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Catanduanes mayor’s van shot at, no one hurt—military


The vehicle of the incumbent mayor of Viga in Catanduandes was shot by an unknown attacker Monday afternoon, the military said in a report Tuesday.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Soldier wounded in clash with rebels in Catanduanes


A soldier was wounded after government troopers briefly clashed with 10 suspected New People’s Army rebels in San Andres town in Catanduanes Tuesday morning, an Army official said.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Whale shark found dead in Catanduanes village

A DEAD whale shark lies on the beach of a village in Virac, Catanduanes, perplexing residents who know whale sharks are  rare in the province.  FERNAN GIANAN/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A dead baby whale shark, nearly 3.3 feet long and weighing between 200 and 250 kilograms, was found by four fishermen floating on Maqueda Channel near this island province on Friday.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dead baby whale shark found off Catanduanes


A dead baby whale shark, nearly 11 feet long and weighing between 200 and 250 kilos, was found by four fishermen floating in the deep waters of Maqueda Channel in the vicinity of this island province early Friday morning.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 NPA rebels killed in Catanduanes clash


Two communist rebels were killed in an encounter with government troops in Catanduanes Friday afternoon, the Philippine Army said.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

100 athletes, delegates in sports meet fall ill

Some 100 athletes, coaches and officials of the Naga City delegation to Palarong Bicol were stricken by diarrhea days before the start of the games set on Feb. 23-28 at Catanduanes Athletic Complex here.

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

Catanduanes remains under Signal No. 1

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 2 p.m., 12 January 2013

Storm signals were lifted except in Catanduanes before noon Saturday as tropical depression Bising moved north northwest, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Storm surge spawned by typhoon ‘Pablo’ hits Catanduanes


A storm surge as high as six meters hit the shorelines of Catanduanes on Tuesday, preventing passenger vessels from docking in the Virac port, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bicol said.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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