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Christmas tree of camote tops

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GOING GREEN A 40-foot Christmas tree made from 3,000 bags of camote tops is displayed at Peñaranda Park in front of the provincial capitol of Albay. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

Albay is going camote this Christmas. A 40-foot Christmas tree layered with 3,000 black nursery bags of camote (sweet potato) tops and adorned with huge white lanterns and lights has been put up at Peñaranda Park in front of the provincial capitol in Legazpi City, ushering in the monthlong holiday celebration in the province.

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

Legazpi hotels boom thanks but no thanks to ‘Ruby’

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Typhoon Ruby has forced residents here to troop to more private “evacuation centers” that provide bigger room space and guest facilities.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Mayon, amid restiveness, is top tourist draw

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RESTIVE and volatile, Mayon Volcano is still the main tourist attraction of the Bicol region and Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

This city is looking at the Bicol region’s most recognizable but volatile landmark as the main attraction for at least 400 delegates from 21 member-countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) who will gather in this city in December, according to officials here.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Classes resume in 69 schools in Albay

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Classes have resumed in 69 schools that served as temporary shelters for at least 43,000 persons from villages inside danger zones around Mayon Volcano.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Legazpi City celebrates Galing Pook, other awards

Legazpi City has been getting well-deserved recognition recently, receiving the prestigious Galing Pook Award this year.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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