November 20, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, Nov. 15,  gave the green light on the proposal to dredge the Bicol River, the eight largest tributary in the country.


Duterte, in a visit to Camarines Sur on Sunday, approved the proposal in response to the   appeal of Camarines Sur...

November 20, 2020

A 4.3 magnitude quake jolted Catanduanes on Monday morning, Nov. 16,  the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.


Phivolcs seismic instrument detected the earthquake with tectonic origin at around 6:49 AM  22 kilometers south of Baras town i...

November 20, 2020

Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua on Sunday, Nov. 15,  said he would conduct an investigation on the distribution of relief goods containing alleged rotten rice.

Cua, in an interview, expressed  dismay over the distribution of relief goods with spoiled rice, pictures of which...

November 20, 2020

Over  P2-billion worth of agriculture, irrigation and  public infrastructures were damaged by floods and landslides spawned by Typhoon “Ulysses” that  hit Bicol on Nov. 11, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said.


Gremil Alexis Naz, OCD spokesperson,...

November 13, 2020

The ambassadors of Spain and Australia have joined officials of the United Nations (UN) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in launching a Humanitarian Investment Mission Plan that would draw a long term scheme that aims to cushion the impact of disaster...

November 13, 2020

ALBAY Gov. Al Francis Bichara has approved on Saturday, Nov. 7,   the request of the Legazpi City government to suspend quarry operations in the  five villages located in the southern flank of Mayon Volcano.


Bichara  said he issued  Executive Order No. 35, which t...

November 13, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Bicol Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (BIATF) gave the green light to suspend inbound travel of returning residents in Catanduanes due to lack of resources and quarantine facilities destroyed by Typhoon Rol...

November 6, 2020

Typhoon Rolly’s death toll rose to 20 while damages to agriculture and infrastructure have initially reached P6 billion in Bicol, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said.


The OCD report said that of the 20 fatalities, 14  were in Albay, while six were in Catanduanes.


Th...

November 6, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- National Food Authority (NFA) in Bicol said it has readied some 8,338 bags of rice for distribution to the provinces hit by super typhoon Rolly. 


The provinces to get the rice stocks include Camarines Sur with 4,378 bags, followed by Albay with 2,370 b...

November 6, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Mines and Geoscience Bureau (DENR-MGB) in Bicol said  the  suspension of quarry operations around Mount Mayon Volcano would take effect immediately once a formal communication is sent to the provinci...

November 6, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY  --- Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero on Tuesday, Nov. 3,  sent a team to conduct clearing operations on the roads of Albay, one of the Bicol provinces severely hit by super typhoon “Rolly.”


The team composed of representatives from the Armed Forces of the...

October 30, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Ako Bicol (AKB) party-list  expressed full support to the stand of Pope Francis recognizing same-sex civil unions.


“The Holy Father, the anointed leader of the Catholic Church, has spoken. While some were understandably upset or shocked, we must ta...

October 30, 2020

SOME 20 metric tons of tilapia worth P2.1 million have been lost in a fish kill that hit Lake Buhi in Camarines Sur  after Typhoon Quinta pummeled the area on Sunday (Oct.25) night, an official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said.


Nonie Enolva,...

October 23, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- The opening of over a hundred tourism sites in Bicol  to domestic tourist from other regions would depend on the outcome of a tourism stakeholders meeting set next week by the  Department of Tourism (DOT) Bicol regional office.


Fe Buela DOT Bicol...

October 23, 2020

SORSOGON Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero  has inaugurated on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the new P170-million  Philippine National Police (PNP)  Sorsogon Police Provincial Office (SPPO) building in Sorsogon City where  during the ceremony, he urged the PNP  to accelerate the peace...

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