Bicol News

Bulusan mayor, 3 officials charged by Ombudsman for non-remittance of GSIS premiums

Bulusan mayor, 3 officials charged by Ombudsman for non-remittance of GSIS premiums

SORSOGON CITY — Three (3) Bulusan officials, including the Mayor, are charged by the Ombudsman for allegedly failing to remit GSIS premium contributions of municipal employees, covering…

Sorsogon cops nab drug suspect in buy-bust

Sorsogon cops nab drug suspect in buy-bust

By BicolToday.com Staff SORSOGON CITY, 23May2017 (BicolToday.com) — Police seized a drug pusher after selling to an undercover cop a sachet of illegal drug shabu in a…

Nation

NDFP senior adviser urges stronger protest, consultants are in danger

NDFP senior adviser urges stronger protest, consultants are in danger

By BicolToday.com Staff 12May2017 (BicolToday.com) – Former National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief negotiator and current senior adviser Luis Jalandoni urged stronger action against tailing peace…

Cooperatives decry move to repeal of its tax exemptions

Cooperatives decry move to repeal of its tax exemptions

By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. MANILA, Philippines (BicolToday.com) – The Philippine Cooperative Center as the apex organization of the cooperatives nationwide in coordination with Coop Natcco partylist…

Regions

MARBAI farmers get back 145-hectare Lapanday farm

MARBAI farmers get back 145-hectare Lapanday farm

MADAUM, Tagum City, 18May2017 — Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Thursday led the peaceful reinstallation of 159 members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc.…

Chico River heroes’ marker of Cordillerans: follow footsteps, continue the struggle

Chico River heroes’ marker of Cordillerans: follow footsteps, continue the struggle

By Reynard Magtoto 26April2017 (BicolToday.com) – “Ama Macliing was not just my father. He was our father, a father of the Cordillerans. This marker is ours to…

World

Philippines: Arrest of Duterte Critic Widens ‘Drug War’

Philippines: Arrest of Duterte Critic Widens ‘Drug War’

Senator Leila de Lima Detained on Politically Motivated Drug Charges New York, February 24, 2017 – The arrest of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima on politically motivated…

Duterte Unleashes Human Rights Calamity – HRW

Duterte Unleashes Human Rights Calamity – HRW

Abusive ‘War on Drugs’ Kills Thousands New York, January 12, 2017 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has initiated a “war on drugs” in which police and “unidentified…

Lifestyle

Plain Filipina housewife sings Italian Opera Aria Song “O Mio Babbino Caro”

By Ruby Lim Tanyu I visited an old town Tigaon, Camarines Sur, Philippines. Rebecca Sabella-Natividad, a plain housewife, sings before me an Italian Aria opera song “O…

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…

Tech

PLDT to provide fiber Internet service to 4.4M households by end 2017

PLDT to provide fiber Internet service to 4.4M households by end 2017

MANILA, 7Feb2017 — PLDT is eyeing to expand the reach of its fiber-powered fixed line network by 80 percent to 4.4 million homes by the end of…

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…

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