Bicol News

I will ‘voluntarily suspend myself’ – mayor Gamos

I will ‘voluntarily suspend myself’ – mayor Gamos

By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. STA. MAGDALENA, Sorsogon, 2Dec2016 (BicolToday.com) – “I will voluntarily suspend myself” said Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon town mayor Alejandro Gamos after the interior…

DILG orders assumptions of VM Espela as acting mayor, councilor Maestrado acting vice-mayor of Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon

DILG orders assumptions of VM Espela as acting mayor, councilor Maestrado acting vice-mayor of Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon

By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. SORSOGON CITY, 3Dec2016 (BicolToday.com) – The suspension of town mayor Alejandro Gamos for 90 days by the Sandiganbayan paved for the succession…

Sandiganbayan suspends Sta. Magadalena mayor Gamos

Sandiganbayan suspends Sta. Magadalena mayor Gamos

By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. SORSOGON CITY, 3Dec2016 (BicolToday.com) – The Sandiganbayan 4th Division meted a 90 days suspension without pay to Sta. Magdalena mayor Alejandro Gamos counted…

AFP troops of 2nd IB replace 9th IB to continue military operations in Masbate amidst ceasefire

AFP troops of 2nd IB replace 9th IB to continue military operations in Masbate amidst ceasefire

Produced By Reynard Magtoto MASBATE CITY, 28November2016 (BicolToday.com) – Among the provinces in Bicol region, Masbate is the highlight of new attacks among the civilians because of…

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Nation

Allowing the hero’s burial for Marcos is entitling the military forces to continue state fascism – NUSP

Allowing the hero’s burial for Marcos is entitling the military forces to continue state fascism – NUSP

MANILA, 25Nov2016 — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemned President Rodrigo Duterte and his current alliance with the Marcoses Friday, November 25, during…

Seven years of injustice for Ampatuan victims: REIGN OF IMPUNITY MUST END

Seven years of injustice for Ampatuan victims: REIGN OF IMPUNITY MUST END

Pooled Editorial By AlterMidya LEGAZPI CITY, 23November2016 (BicolToday.com) – THAT JUSTICE remains elusive seven years since the Ampatuan massacre proves how the culture of impunity persists today.…

We will never forget

We will never forget

BY ALTERMIDYA POOLED EDITORIAL, 22November2016 – The furtive burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a heinous addition to the…

Regions

‘Jaguar’ cousin’s arrest to have big impact on Central Visayas ‘shabu’ supply, says PRO 7 chief

‘Jaguar’ cousin’s arrest to have big impact on Central Visayas ‘shabu’ supply, says PRO 7 chief

CEBU CITY, 19Sept2016 — Chief Superintendent Noli Talino, Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 director, said the arrest in Bicol of a cousin of the slain suspected big-time…

GPH, NDF peace panels to draw up formal bilateral truce in next Oslo talks

GPH, NDF peace panels to draw up formal bilateral truce in next Oslo talks

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, 19Sept2016 — The government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) of the Communist Party of the Philippines are expected to draw…

World

Allegations of Duterte’s “hands-on” in death squads call for UN probe – Human Rights Watch

Allegations of Duterte’s “hands-on” in death squads call for UN probe – Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK, USA, (September 16, 2016) The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial…

ICRC appeals for donors to raise USD 115M to meet funding needs for conflict victims

ICRC appeals for donors to raise USD 115M to meet funding needs for conflict victims

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region (BicolToday.com) – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, has asked the media world-wide to help…

Lifestyle

Remembering now Saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Manila

Remembering now Saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Manila

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, Philippines – While the Catholic world applauded Sunday over Pope Francis’ official proclamation and canonization of the late Mother…

8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival

8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival

MANILA – The 8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival is now accepting entries until July 30, 2016. The Pandayang Lino Brocka is a…

Tech

Bicol netizens to experience better Internet traffic

Bicol netizens to experience better Internet traffic

By Connie B. Destura LEGAZPI CITY, 17June2016 — Internet users in the Bicol Region will soon have an improved local Internet traffic quality and better Internet experience…

Journalists concerned over Facebook’s ‘censorship policies’

Journalists concerned over Facebook’s ‘censorship policies’

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Bicol journalists, members of Altermidya, share their concern as “acts of censorship” by Facebook’s unexplained blocking of postings by journalists, artists,…

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