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PRC GIVES CATANDUANES RESIDENTS EMERGENCY SHELTERS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to support typhoon-affected communities in Catanduanes as the leading humanitarian organization distributes corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets to 1,000 families in the towns of Gigmoto, Baras, Bato, and San Andres. The emergency shelter assistance consists of 10 CGI sheets and a set of shelter toolkits to be given to […]

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DECLARE CATANDUANES AS PH ABACA CAPITAL – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, is pushing for the declaration of the Province of Catanduanes as the “Abaca Capital of the Philippines” in her recently filed Senate Bill No. 1748. The Philippines is the top producer of abaca in the world. Catanduanes is the top abaca producer of […]

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PRC AIDS ROLLY-HIT CATANDUANES, CAMSUR – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with American Red Cross, USAid, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and Qatar Red Crescent, conducted relief efforts to aid the typhoon-affected families in Catanduanes and Camarines Sur, distributing cash grants and shelter tool kits beneficial to their recovery. With the unbearable damage brought by […]

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RED CROSS SHIP BRINGS AID TO CATANDUANES – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sent its M/V Amazing Grace to the province of Catanduanes to provide much needed relief and assistance to the survivors of recent typhoons that hit the country. PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon led the send-off ceremony for the ship, which was commissioned by the PRC in 2017, the […]

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BULACAN DONATES P1M CASH TO CATANDUANES, ALBAY

The provincial government of Bulacan will send cash aid to the Bicol region, particularly to the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes, which were ravaged by Super Typhoon Rolly.  Governor Daniel Fernando said they would donate P500,000 each to the two provinces to help families badly affected by the weather disturbance. “We will donate P500,000 each […]

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PRC AIDS ROLLY VICTIMS IN CATANDUANES – GORDON

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon recently visited the families in San Andres, Catanduanes that were affected by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni). After meeting with the local officials on the current situation in the province where Rolly first made landfall, Gordon leads the distribution of relief supplies for 100 […]

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ALLEGED KILLER OF CATANDUANES JOURNALIST FOUND GUILTY IN SEPARATE MURDER CASE – SY EGCO

Former Catanduanes police officer Vincent Tacorda, who initially confessed, but later denied his statement of killing 54-year-old Catanduanes-based newspaper publisher Larry Sy Que, was found guilty in a separate frustrated murder case. In an 11-page decision released on February 14, Virac Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 42 Presiding Judge Genie G. Gapas-Agbada convicted Tacorda in […]

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NEA TO FICELCO: ADOPT MEASURES TO AVERT SUMMER POWER INTERRUPTIONS

In anticipation of higher electricity demand during the summer season, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has advised the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) to take necessary measures to reduce the possibility of power interruptions. This after the National Power Corporation (NPC) has decided to defer the deployment of Power Barge (PB) 106 to Catanduanes, […]

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HOUSE DECLARES CATANDUANES AS ABACA CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES – SARMIENTO

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill conferring to the province of Catanduanes the official “Abaca Capital of the Philippines” designation. House Bill 7369, principally authored by Catanduanes representative and concurrent Committee on Transportation chairman Cesar Sarmiento, seeks to acknowledge the vital contribution of the province in making the Philippines the largest […]