Bikol News

September 1, 2014 04:10 AM

NAGA City, August 29, 2014 – Ateneo de Naga University High School emerged as the top contender during the regional finals of the 5th St. Paul National Bible Quiz on August 10, 2014.

Ateneo de Naga University High School is set to compete against other regional Bible champions September 20, 2014 at SMX Mall of Asia in Pasay City...

September 1, 2014 04:04 AM

CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival...

September 1, 2014 03:59 AM

NAGA CITY (Sept 1, 2014) -- The Bicol regional office of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) starting this September has a new regional manager (RM) in the person of Director Vicente R. Vicmudo who replaced Director William P. Ragodon by virtue of NIA Board Resolution No. 8084 series of 2014 issued August 9 this year.

Vicmudo before his assignment in Bicol region was the RM of NIA Region 1 based in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. On the other hand, Ragodon’s new assignment is as RM of NIA Region 4A with regional office based in Pila, Laguna.

The turn-over ceremonies between Ragodon and Vicmudo is set on Sept. 8 at the NIA Compound in Naga City...

April 4, 2014 11:52 PM

The Saturday Peñafrancia procession and healing services continue to draw devotees. Began two years ago, the devotion is usually held after the anticipated mass at the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Basilica in Naga City with a solemn procession around the basilica grounds. This is followed by a healing service through the imposition of the manto, the clothing of Ina. Last Saturday, March 29, two buses of pilgrims from Laguna joined the said spiritual activity. ..

March 28, 2014 02:23 AM

CACERES, March 27, 2014 – With the creation of the Archdiocese of Caceres’ special ministry for People With Disability (PWD), a total of 30 handicapped individuals were given wheelchairs by the American Wheelchairs Mission, headed by Chris Lewis, last March 20 at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral...

March 28, 2014 02:19 AM

CACERES, March 27, 2014 – Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona together with Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano launched the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival last March 25 with the theme, “Choose to be brave, to live and love like Ina”.

This year’s film festival focuses on two important elements: celebrating the ‘Year of the Laity’ and heeding the call to be like Mary...

February 15, 2014 12:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Former Camarines Sur Governor Luis Raymond Villafuerte preempted his arrest by posting bail on Thursday.

Prior to the bail, Sandiganbayan 5th Division issued a warrant of arrest February 7 against Villafuerte in connection with his alleged violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act...

February 8, 2014 04:20 AM

IRIGA CITY – The yearly harvest festival in this city celebrated traditionally with a parade of harvest laden bull carts and street “mardigras” starts this year with a humanitarian and medical mission.

An 80-member contingent, composed of Fil-American physicians headed by Dr. Rosemarie Aquiler, all belonging to the Philippine Medical Association of Michigan (PMAM), accompanied by volunteer nurses, came over bringing their own medical supplies and equipment and conducted medical as well as surgical procedures on indigent patients...

January 23, 2014 09:20 PM

DAET, Camarines Norte (Jan.23 2014)--- Some 18 top performing business establishments in 2013 here were recently cited by the local government unit for their high gross sales and corresponding business taxes paid for last year...

January 23, 2014 09:02 PM

PILI,CAMARINES SUR – The prevailing cold weather in the South-Luzon sea-board brought by the North-East is sure to decrease palay harvest this month.

National Food Authority (NFA) rice expert and assistant manager for Camarines Sur Nora Follosco said that palay harvest this month has a high percentage of palay hulls and lesser grains as palay plantations were shaken intensely by strong winds while in fruit bearing stage last December...

January 13, 2014 09:31 PM

DAET, Camarines Norte – The local government of this capital town has launched “Metro Daet 2014” an acronym for “Moving Economy Toward Real Opportunities” (METRO), a major economic program for the New Year 2014...

January 11, 2014 07:51 PM

NAGA CITY (Jan 11, 2014) – ABOUT 98,000 power consumers of the Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative (CASURECO II) in 10 towns of Camarines Sur province, including this prime city of Bicol, are facing an impending power outage after a “notice of disconnection” was issued by the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), the firm managing power provider Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and the electric coop now having to pay WESM the amount of P 187-Million for January power bills this year.

January 11, 2014 01:35 AM

RAGAY, Camarines Sur – A policeman died on the spot when his motorcycle collided with a bus owned by Arandia Bus Lines.

The bus driver, Ernan Ocharan Cardel, 39, who was deemed at fault was charged with with “Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Homicide and Damage to Property” before the Provincial Prosecution Office in Naga City on Monday (Jan.6).

January 11, 2014 01:20 AM

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur – An Indian national was shot dead, while another was wounded at zone 4, barangay San Roque, in this town near noontime on Monday (Jan.6), while collecting loan payments from clients in the said rural area.

January 2, 2014 10:54 PM

DAET, Camarines Norte – The academic performances of some 2,800 college students, all recipients of the Congressional scholarship of Camarines Norte second district Congressman Elmer Panotes, are currently being evaluated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

This was revealed by the Camarines Norte Congressman during his holiday break here on Saturday (Dec.28)...

January 2, 2014 10:27 PM

NAGA CITY— Court issued Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) effective for 20 days (ending on Jan. 17, 2014) prevent the City government created Transition Committee from taking over the management and operation of the Naga City Central Bus Terminal as the city's contract with the current operator, the FPM Corporation, expired on Dec. 31, 2014...

December 19, 2013 03:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The provincial government of Camarines Sur reportedly spent more than P17.6 million in gasoline expenses last year, posting a 58-percent increase in fuel spendings compared in 2011.

In a report released last week, The Commission on Audit (COA) said the increase by P6.4 million does not comply with a government policy to observe austerity and diligence in the use of public funds...

December 19, 2013 12:03 PM

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Dec. 19, 2013—The Church strongly backs the call of Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on President Benigno Aquino to immediately forfeit the Coal Operating Contract (COC) of Altura Mining Philippines, Inc. (AMPI), which was issued by the Department of Energy (DOE), to probe about 7, 000 hectares of land in the province for coal deposits, Assistant to the Chancellor Rev. Fr. Eric John T. Rojas said in an e-mail letter...

December 18, 2013 01:23 AM

DAET, CAMARINES NORTE—THE POLICE Provincial Office (PPO) here has fielded over 40 police personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Safety Company, together with elements of the PNP station of Jose Panganiban to secure some 200- hectares of disputed iron-ore mining area in barangay Larap in Jose Panganiban town during the weekend...

December 18, 2013 12:47 AM

CANAMAN, Camarines Sur – The 2nd engineering district office of the provincial office of the Department of Public Works and Highways(DPWH) issued an early public advisory on Monday (Dec,16) aimed to inform the public that the demolition of the San Jose Bridge along the Maharlika Highway in the Capital town of Pili shall start on Jan. 15, 2014...

December 17, 2013 01:11 PM

A retired priest based in Phoenix invented a computer-based confessional for the deaf.  This new invention is a possible breakthrough in the Catholic Church’s gradual shift in using modern technology in pastoral work.  Millions of people around the world stand to benefit on the use of this tool.  The software and technical documentation are being offered free of charge in the United States...

December 7, 2013 03:41 AM

RAWIS, Legazpi City (Dec 6, 2013) —The public works agency has temporarily deferred the recruitment of carpenters and other skilled construction workers who are to be sent to typhoon-ravaged provinces of Samar and Leyte to construct bunkers and other temporary living quarters for thousands of homeless victims.

December 7, 2013 03:26 AM

IRIGA CITY (Dec 6, 2013) – After eight day of darkness, power supply was restored today in this lone city in the 5th district (Rinconada district) of Camarines Sur province ahead of other towns after the Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative III (CASURECO III) management made partial payment of its indebtedness to its power provider.

This was revealed in a press briefing by CASURECO III manager Claro Turiano. The debt-stricken electric cooperative managed to make partial payment after securing a Php 50-Million loan from the National Electrification Administration (NEA)...

October 22, 2013 05:04 PM

TIWI, Albay (Oct 22, 2013) - A housewife who is now left with eleven father-less children accidentally killed her husband during a fatal quarrel over campaign materials...

October 22, 2013 04:28 PM

CAPALONGA, Camarines Norte (Oct. 22, 2013) – Residents of this coastal town are in a state of mourning and shock over the untimely death of seven employees of their municipal government, including an outstanding accountant and a senior bookkeeper, who figured in a tragic vehicular accident in Atimonan, Quezon on Saturday (Oct. 19).

Capalonga town Mayor Zenardo Jalgalado told newsmen on Monday (Oct.21) that the local government has released funds for the medical assistance of the surviving victims from his town, in addition to the hospitalization assistance being given by bus firm Superlines to the 57 passengers hurt in the tragic traffic accident.

Jalgalado said most of the injured passengers, who are still confined in a hospital in Quezon province, come from Capalonga...