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16 BICOL LGUS ‘MOST CHILD-FRIENDLY’ IN PH

Nineteen local government units (LGUs) in Region 5 (Bicol) have been recognized as among the most child-friendly places in the country, based on the latest evaluation of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC). Out of the 372 conferred LGUs for the seal of child-friendly local governance nationwide, the Department of the Interior and […]

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1ST ‘SCIENCE FOR CHANGE’ FACILITY TO RISE IN BICOL

The first-ever “science for change” facility in the country will soon rise in Legazpi City, with its P115-million budget included in the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA). Albay Second District Representative Joey Salceda said the “Bicol Science For Change” (S4C) facility will be a regional research and development (R&D) center that will support science, technology […]

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GORDON AIMS FOR FINAL TERM AS SENATOR

Senator Dick Gordon joined the caravan of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan as one of their guest candidates in their Senate slate. Gordon, who is aiming for a consecutive and final term as a member of the Upper Chamber, said that it was an honor for him to be recognized as one […]

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ALBAY IS 1ST PAFES IN BICOL REGION – DAR

The Albay provincial local government unit (LGU) accepted the challenge of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to pilot the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in the Bicol Region. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, and DA-Bicol Regional Field Office Director Rodel Tornilla concretized their partnership for the PAFES implementation through […]

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PARTNERSHIP TO END HUNGER REACHES BICOL – NOGRALES

The Task Force Zero Hunger headed by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, together with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC), formally entered into various agreements with stakeholders in the Bicol region under the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) on Monday, April 26, 2021, to address the nutritional needs of […]

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PROBE RETURN OF 7,500 VAX FROM BICOL – PANGILINAN

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should explain how an unlicensed logistics company using a defective thermometer was allowed to deliver AstraZeneca vaccines causing 7,500 doses to be returned to the Department of Health, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. Citing the law creating the FDA (Republic Act 3720) and the law strengthening and rationalizing its regulatory […]

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PRC CONTAINS COVID-19 IN BICOL EVACUATION CENTERS

Aside from providing relief and other humanitarian assistance to families affected by Super Typhoon Rolly, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has also taken steps to ensure health and sanitation of thousands of families forced to stay in evacuation centers in Bicol. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chair and CEO, pointed out that with more than 100,000 […]

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NEA: POWER BACK IN PARTS OF BICOL AFTER ROLLY

Power has been restored in some areas in the Bicol region, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Monday, as the estimated cost of damage to power distribution facilities from Typhoon Rolly has reached P370 million. As of 3 p.m. Monday (November 9), the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) reported that more than […]

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ROLLY LEAVES BICOL, QUEZON, SAMAR POWERLESS — NEA

Power interruptions were reported in several provinces, mostly in the Bicol Region, due to the devastating effects of Typhoon Rolly, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Sunday (November 1). This was based on the reports gathered by the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of 3 p.m. Sunday from the electric cooperatives […]

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NEA BACKS BICOL ELECTRIC COOPS AMID PRIVATE FIRM TAKEOVER

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is standing by the electric cooperatives (ECs) in Bicol amid concerns over the approval of a proposed measure granting the franchise application of a private corporation to operate a power distribution utility in Camarines Sur. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong conveyed this message on Wednesday during a consultative forum organized by […]