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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 […]

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Politics

HNP SENATORIABLES’ ADVOCACIES TO UPLIFT BICOLANOS – GARBIN

Some 5,000 Albayanos welcomed senatorial candidates being endorsed by the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) regional party during their campaign sortie at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City. Ako Bikol (AKB) party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin welcomed the candidates and solicited the support of city residents for the administration bets, whose advocacies, he said, will bring more […]

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SEND RELIEF GOODS TO LANSLIDE-HIT BICOL TOWNS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has sent relief goods to residents of Camarines Sur and Albay provinces in the wake of landslides and flooding in Bicol region that hit before New Year’s Day. Angara’s office handed over 7,000 relief packs to concerned local officials for distribution to victims of the landslides and flooding triggered by Tropical Depression […]

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MY HELICOPTER CRASH IN ALBAY IS FAKE NEWS – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go laughed off as fake news reports being spread on Twitter that an Armed Forces of the Philippines helicopter he was on, crashed in Albay. Go accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte when the Chief Executive conducted an aerial inspection of the damage caused by Tropical Depression “Usman” in the […]

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Travel & Tours

THE BEST RESORTS AND HOTELS IN MASBATE

The province of Masbate is geographically sandwiched between the island groups of Luzon and Visayas. Although found in between the two island groups, it belongs to Luzon and is part of the Bicol region. The province is famous for its rodeo festival where locals and tourists gather in festivity to witness the showcase of the […]