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Bush fire destroys 6,000 hectares of forest, grasslands

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At least 2,000 families were being evacuated on Sunday, after their homes were threatened by a bush fire that has so far razed over 6,000 hectares of forest and grasslands in Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino lauds Salceda for Albay’s zero casualty record

Albay Governor Joey Salceda  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Governor Joey Salceda was among the personalities thanked and lauded by President Benigno Aquino III during his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) because of Albay’s zero casualty record during the onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” earlier in the month.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Albay model: Zero casualty

Residents watch a collapsed bridge in Batangas city, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Manila, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A portion of the bridge collapsed Wednesday at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun which battered central and northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead, knocking out power in many areas and damaging agriculture and infrastructure. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Residents of Albay province in Bicol got down to work clearing typhoon debris on Thursday, but without any complaint. No one died as Typhoon “Glenda” came ashore late on Tuesday and swept across the province during the night.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Albay under state of calamity

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The province of Albay has been placed under state of calamity due to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

300-kph storms seen to be PH ‘norm’


Storms carrying winds of at least 300 kph, like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are likely to be “the norm for the Philippines” as a result of climate change, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said, echoing findings made by a panel of climate experts submitted to the United Nations.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »