November 28, 2019

Magallanes, Sorsogon --- Power outages will continue to hound the mainland of Bicol Region until next year as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) pursues its pole replacement program, an agency official said.


Nilda Somera, NGCP regional communicatio...

November 28, 2019

NAGA CITY --- Quoting a principle in jurisprudence that says “fraud is never presumed but must be established by clear and convincing evidence,” Judge Pablo C. Formaran III of Branch 21 of the Regional Trial Court here has recently found all the 19 accused not guilty i...

November 28, 2019

Judging from the accounts of mainstream broadcast and print media, (still the more reliable news and information purveyor) incidents of senseless killings attributable to the anti drug war, have been on the downtrend over the past months.


This means that even prior to...

November 28, 2019

It is barely a month since VP Leni Robredo was appointed drug czar and we’re already back to square one. President Rodrigo Duterte fired his erstwhile political nemesis three weeks after appointing her as co-chair of the anti-drug body. Duterte cited “missteps” by the...

November 28, 2019

The night before he left for Manila, and then for Bangkok, Kristian and I were talking about translating a poem. It was his poem. “An old one,” he said, perhaps to excuse in advance about the old form and old theme. It reeks of the scent of that old book called “Bible....

November 28, 2019

The two people my father trusted most with his life were his driver Joe and his cook Fermin. Because he travelled the Manila-Naga South Road every week, I understood why. 


“Nag kakan ka na Joe?”  always came out of my father’s mouth each time he’d get in the car.


With...

November 28, 2019

The relationship between Leni and Digong is destined to fail right from the very beginning. The signs are obvious.  Theirs is like a wedding hastily consummated. The bride, from all indications, wants the relationship to work out. But the groom’s love for his bride is...

November 28, 2019

O politika sa Bicol asin sa enterong Pilipinas. 


Kaidtong panahon simple an kahulugan kan politika sa mga ordinaryong namamanwaan; Pupotikan ka, lilintianan ka, titikason ka, kakakanan ka pa. Mayo pa kaidtong SOP. Mayo pang vote buying.


Alagad ngonyan iba nang marhay,...

November 28, 2019

Life doesn’t run out of surprises. I was actually watching for  what would happen next – whether she’s going to fail and all the President’s men (including the President himself) would be pointing blaming fingers on her, or she’d succeed and those same men would be gri...

November 28, 2019

VP Leni Robredo had it coming when President Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed his distrust and lack of confidence on the former as drug czar and co-chairperson of Aaron Aquino in the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Thus in our column last week we sugge...

November 28, 2019

Being all grown up the meaning of Christmas for me has changed. Why? Because people change and particularly my family has changed. My family became aplenty. Whimsical wishes abound, following trends and the modern times. Shiny new things from hi-tech gadgets to everyth...

November 28, 2019

1st Sunday of Advent

Gospel: Mt 24:37-44

Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah en...

November 28, 2019

Delegates from the Archdiocese of Caceres, and the dioceses of Libmanan, Legazpi, Virac and Sorsogon represented the Bikol sub-region in the 4th BEC National Assembly in Davao City.

The Episcopal Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities of the Catholic Bishops Conferenc...

November 28, 2019

SING AND DANCE FOR THE LORD. The delegates of the CEACAL Youth Leaders’ Congress 2019 participated in an Animation, as part of the activities of the Congress.  (Photo by Charlene Bellen)

NAGA CITY --- As a culminating celebration for the Year of the Youth, around 300 st...

November 28, 2019

NAGA CITY - More than 350 liturgical music ministers coming from different parishes, schools, and institutions within the Archdiocese of Caceres and the Dioceses of Sorsogon and Virac attended the “Seminar on Music in the Liturgy during Advent and Christmas” which was...

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