April 2, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- Bishop Joel “Bong” Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi has urged  the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for Covid-19 in Albay province to isolate the patients found positive with novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to prevent the disease from further spre...

April 2, 2020

BARANGAY residents buy eggs and other basic commodities from vendors who join the market-on-wheels (MOW) of the city government of Naga. The MOW aims to minimize large crowds in public places and markets. Photo by Jason B. Neola

April 2, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) Bicol has recorded six new cases of Covid-19, which brought to 10 the total number of confirmed cases in the region as of 5:00 PM, Wednesday, Apr. 1.


The six new cases, aside from the earlier four, were: a 65-year old male;  a 40-year old...

NAGA CITY  --- In appreciation of the sacrifices of Covid-19 frontliners, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Bicol has utilized its schools and training centers to produce face masks and cookies for frontliners during the Enhanced Commu...

April 2, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY  --- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in Bicol has released the amount of  P351,929,930.59 to 11 hospitals across the region to help them respond to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).


Geraldine Francia-Naron, Philhealth Bicol...

April 2, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY ---  The mayors of the towns of Sto. Domingo, Bacacay, Malilipot, Malinao, Tiwi, and Tabaco City, all located in the first district of the province, declared on Saturday, Mar. 28 a total lockdown after a resident was found positive of Covid-19—one of the t...

April 2, 2020

The provincial government of Masbate has suspended the collection and payment of electricity and water bills due to the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.


Executive Order No. 07 gave Masbateños a one-month respite from paying their bi...

April 2, 2020

NAGA CITY --- Helping to minimize mass gatherings at public places like the Naga City People’s Mall (NCPM) and making food products more  accessible to Nagueños, the Naga Market Stallholders Federation (Namasfed) has partnered with the city government in operationalizi...

April 2, 2020

CONTINUING RELIEF.  Camarines Sur's Gov. Migz Villafuerte directed the distribution of 500,000 food packs to 500,000 families as subsidy due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed by the national government to the whole island of Luzon.  Relief distribution alrea...

April 2, 2020

Aside from the health crisis the Department of Health (DOH) in the Bicol region is facing vis-à-vis the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), it is very obvious that it is also burdened by a secondary crisis involving communication, which if not addressed right away, would a...

April 2, 2020

How does that happen?  How does a city go from being Covid free one day, then putting one residential area on lockdown the very next day? How does a straight A student who just aced an examination, then flunk a big quiz on the next day?  Clearly, Naga wasn’t  Covid fre...

April 2, 2020

The Covid-19 virus which hit our country including the Asia Pacific Region, Europe and the United States and other parts of the world has introduced us to a new dimension of vocabulary such as “enhanced community quarantine, “extreme community quarantine” and “total lo...

April 2, 2020

The history of afflictions in this region – and in the whole country - comes alive this month through a framed image that measures 61cm long and 47 cm wide. Within the frame, on a canvas is the image of Veronica, she who in one of the oldest stories of sacrifice, is a...

In times of great crisis like the unspeakable sufferings that the coronavirus has inflicted on so many people, young and old alike, it’s more than natural for people to ask: Where is God? Asking the question is almost a cry for help.


The God that I learned from my Jesu...

April 2, 2020

As the death toll surges here in Queens, New York, now the “epicenter of the epicenter” of this global pandemic that is threatening to deluge us, it is blatantly evident how inter-dependent we all are with each other: humans, animals, the planet. We are all in the same...

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