Bicol News

Bicol wide transport strike ready on Duterte’s 2nd SONA

Bicol wide transport strike ready on Duterte’s 2nd SONA

By Angel De Mesa NAGA CITY – Bicol region is already prepared for the upcoming region-wide transport strike on Monday, the day for President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2nd…

GRP faces suit over AFP killing of peasant in Masbate

GRP faces suit over AFP killing of peasant in Masbate

MASBATE CITY — Rodolfo Tagalog Sr., father of peasant brutally killed in Milagros, Masbate filed a complaint against the Government of the Philippines (GRP) at the GRP-NDFP…

Nation

Militant leaders pre-SONA meeting with Duterte: ‘issues murkier than clear’

Militant leaders pre-SONA meeting with Duterte: ‘issues murkier than clear’

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA – Militant leaders in Manila are not happy after meeting with President Duterte on Tuesday, July 18 regarding the upcoming SONA on…

Lightning rally disrupts Congress special session on martial law extension; 8 arrested

Lightning rally disrupts Congress special session on martial law extension; 8 arrested

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — A lightning protest was held today during the Congress special joint session for the extension of martial law in Mindanao by school teachers…

Regions

Anti-poverty commission holds peace forum in Mindanao; LGUs crucial in peace-building

Anti-poverty commission holds peace forum in Mindanao; LGUs crucial in peace-building

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (BicolToday.com) – The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) conducted a peace forum for Mindanao with hope of setting up a road map for lasting…

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.…

World

Duterte’s First Year a Human Rights Calamity

Duterte’s First Year a Human Rights Calamity

Summary Killings, Prison Overcrowding, Assaults on Critics New York, June 28, 2017 – President Rodrigo Duterte has unleashed a human rights calamity on the Philippines in his…

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…

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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