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Sunflowers bloom in Ligao

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SUNFLOWER DANCERS Clad in colorful costumes, street dancers perform during the first Sunflower Festival in Ligao City in Albay. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

Once a farming town, Ligao in Albay province launched its first “Sunflower” Festival to commemorate 13 years of cityhood.

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

120,000 bags of Viet rice bought by NFA now in Bicol

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Port workers started unloading on Monday at least 120,000 bags, or 6,000 metric tons, of rice imported from Vietnam that arrived on Saturday at Port of Legazpi, said an official of the National Food Authority (NFA).

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Customs agent’s promotion questioned

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A promotion of a Customs agent 17 grades higher than his current position is causing a stir in a division of the bureau that is in charge of monitoring smuggling activities in various ports nationwide.

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

Albay gov to pass ordinance banning treks on Mayon

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Albay Governor Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda on Thursday said the province will soon pass an ordinance that will make it unlawful to conduct trekking and mountaineering activities, including crater climbing, on active Mayon volcano.

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

1.5M signatures eyed vs dynasties

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LEADERS of an antipolitical dynasty movement burn images that they said represented dynasties at a university campus in Legazpi City. MAR S. ARGUELLES / INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

LEGAZPI CITY—A people’s initiative campaign to enforce a constitutional ban on political dynasties has been launched here by proponents collecting signatures from voters to force Congress to pass a law giving flesh to the Constitution’s antidynasty provision.   The campaign, led by the Bicol Autonomy Movement (BAM), collected nearly 1,000 signatures at the campaign’s launch [...]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Veteran journalist Florencio Narito writes 30

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Veteran journalist Florencio “Flor” Narito, 70, a former news correspondent of Inquirer Southern Luzon and a retired employee of the defunct National Media Production Center died Tuesday of a heart ailment at his residence in Barangay (village) Bonot in this city.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Some South Luzon bets running unopposed

Albay Governor Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If there were any surprises on the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) in Southern Luzon it was the absence of challengers to some candidates.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Familiar face in Mayon run tests limits anew

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DANNY Lim, 58, conquers the Mayon Trail Run in Legazpi City. GERRY JANO

In almost all of the running events in Legazpi City, Danny Lim has been a familiar face.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

7.6-magnitude quake jolts Bicol too—Phivolcs

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The strong earthquake that shook the provinces of Samar and Leyte and Mindanao Friday night was also felt in parts of the Bicol, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

GI mission in Albay targets 10,000 people

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At least 10,000 of the poorest of the poor in Albay were expected to avail themselves of free medical services courtesy of American soldiers in a mission viewed with suspicion by the militant left.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Legazpi City folk upset over claim water is potable

Officials and residents in this city are up in arms over a statement made recently by officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) in Manila saying tap water here was safe to drink.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water in Legazpi City now safe for drinking–LWUA

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Water in Legazpi City, Albay is now safe for drinking, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has announced.

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayon Trail Run in 4th year, starts Oct. 22

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LEGAZPI City—It’s all systems go for this year’s Mayon Trail Run (MTR) to be held October 22 here against the backdrop of Mayon Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. Now in its fourth year, the race is meant to rediscover the tourism potentials of areas in the city. “We want people [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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