July 24, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- Organizations within Bicol region can now hold their meetings, seminars, conventions, and similar events in this city but health protocols must be strictly implemented in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the city’s lo...

July 24, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Department of Health (DOH)  said that dengue cases in Bicol has dropped by 65 percent during the first two quarters  of this year with 1,231 cases as compared to over 3,000 cases for the same period last year.


According to the dengue surveilla...

July 24, 2020

The provincial government of Camarines Sur under the leadership of Gov. Migz Villafuerte set a congratulatory tone including band music to this group of quarantined constituents who graduated from their 14-day isolation due to COVID 19 positive diagnoses located at Ban...

NAGA CITY --- While the city government here is busy in its campaign against the spread of Covid-19, the city veterinary officer, Dr. Junius Elad, has continued to push the house-to-house dog vaccination program to ensure that cases of rabies will not add up to the cur...

July 24, 2020

The Port of Legazpi’s Customer Care Center (CCC) of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has started its operation on Thursday, July 16 as part of the bureau’s 10-point priority program and its commitment to streamline transactions.


The CCC’s opening happened after the recent i...

July 24, 2020

The Department of Education  (DepEd) in Bicol has recorded 1.52 million enrollees for School (SY) Year 2020-2021, lower by 300,000 compared to 1.8 million enrollees last year.

Gilbert Sadsad, DepEd Bicol regional director, said that based from DepEd’s data, some 1.52 mi...

July 24, 2020

VIRAC, Catanuanes  --- The provincial government of Catanduanes has issued new guidelines and measures in processing and issuing letters of exemption (LOE) to departing authorized persons outside residence (APOR).


Paolo Araojo, provincial information officer, said Gov....

July 24, 2020

NAGA CITY --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the city government here have joined the simultaneous launching of the “Disiplina Muna” National Advocacy Campaign at the Public Safety Office (PSO) Covered Court at the City Hall compound rec...

July 24, 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has rolled out the Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs or (KAYA) Loan Program to  make agriculture an  attractive, or “kaaya-ayang” undertaking for  young Filipinos, encourage them to venture into profitable agribusiness or agri-ent...

July 24, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY --- Mount Mayon's abnormal activity has waned, prompting scientists to downgrade its status to Alert Level 1 (low level of unrest) from Level 2 (moderate level of unrest).


In its July 17 bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phi...

July 24, 2020

As of writing ten petitions have already been lodged before the Supreme Court all questioning the constitutionality of the just approved Anti-Terror Law. Among the petitioners are Prof. Howie Calleja of Ateneo De Manila Law School, Albay 1st Dist. Representative Edcel...

July 24, 2020

What’s this?  They failed in their war against drugs, so they secretly turned to war against “oligarchy”?  Don’t tell me they succeeded in the anti-drug war because throughout the Luzon enhanced community quarantine, there were numerous reports of arrests on shabu sale...

July 24, 2020

The Bicol Express is roaring again. This time not as the train on railroad tracks, but as food, online. 


The debate is on that most difficult, most contentious item in heritage or cultural legacy – origin. Where did the name “Bicol Express” as a label for a food come f...

July 24, 2020

I can’t help noticing the ways we greet each other these days compared to a few months ago.


Take my friend Chris, for example, who I meet along Main Street, as he pushes the wheelchair of his elderly neighbor Tom. Instead of the usual handshakes, they give me a cordial...

This will be one of those columns I write that will probably make some people roll their eyes. But I feel I have to write about it. 


To prepare for this article, I checked online the etymology of the word honor or honorable. According to etymoline.com, as a surname, Wa...

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