Bicol News

4 drug suspects die in Camarines Sur buy-bust

4 drug suspects die in Camarines Sur buy-bust

By Jorge Hallare LEGAZPI CITY, 23Sept2016 — Four suspected drug peddlers were killed in a buy bust operation by a joint team of anti-narcotics lawmen in Naga…

‘Martial Law spirit’ still exists in Bicol

‘Martial Law spirit’ still exists in Bicol

By Reynard Magtoto LEGAZPI CITY, 22Sept2016 (BicolToday.com) – “It’s frightening to have martial law because we can’t move with tranquility in our daily living. Exaggerated restriction will…

Nationwide youth protest for education and human rights held on Martial Law anniversary

Nationwide youth protest for education and human rights held on Martial Law anniversary

MANILA — Thousands of youth and students from across the country joined street protests and walked out of universities and colleges as part of the “Youth Action…

AFP military operations continue in Sorsogon’s villages

AFP military operations continue in Sorsogon’s villages

By Reynard Magtoto SORSOGON CITY, 20Sept2016 (BicolToday.com) – Already Four weeks after Duterte Administration issued the indefinite ceasefire last August 21 but still the offensive military operations…

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De Lima ousted as chairperson of Senate justice committee

De Lima ousted as chairperson of Senate justice committee

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, 19Sept2016 — Senator Leila de Lima has been ousted as chairperson of the Senate committee on justice and human rights after neophyte…

KMU sees PHP750 per day national minimum wage closer to the living wage

KMU sees PHP750 per day national minimum wage closer to the living wage

MANILA, 18Sept2016 — Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said on Sunday that having PHP750 per day as the national minimum wage would be sufficient in addressing…

Norwegian ASG captive now in custody of Presidential Peace Adviser Dureza

Norwegian ASG captive now in custody of Presidential Peace Adviser Dureza

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, 18Sept2016 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has confirmed the transfer of former Norwegian Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) captive Kjartn…

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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