Bicol News

Florencia passenger bus crashes into Tigaon bridge railings, many injured

Florencia passenger bus crashes into Tigaon bridge railings, many injured

By Joey Natividad TIGAON, Camarines Sur, 28Feb2017 (BicolToday.com) – A Florencia passenger bus, cruising near a bridge almost plunged into the river after its driver lost control…

‘Parents will also suffer in Jeepney Phase-out’

‘Parents will also suffer in Jeepney Phase-out’

By BicolToday.com staff LEGAZPI CITY, 27Feb2017 (BicolToday.com) – Jeepney Drivers and Operators are in the forefront of neoliberal attack through Jeepney Phase-out under Emergency Traffic Power Bill.…

Nation

Rising fascism, intra-elite rivalry linked to de Lima’s arrest – progressive groups say

Rising fascism, intra-elite rivalry linked to de Lima’s arrest – progressive groups say

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 26Feb2017 (BicolToday.com) – Amid calls to march in protest over President Duterte’s rising fascism timed for EDSA’s anniversary on Saturday,…

Youth party slams revival of mandatory ROTC for Grades 11 and 12, calls for abolition

Youth party slams revival of mandatory ROTC for Grades 11 and 12, calls for abolition

MANILA, 9Feb2017 — KABATAAN Party-list condemns the recent signing of the revived mandatory Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program for senior high school students (Grades 11 and…

Regions

GRP chief negotiator visits NPA stronghold

GRP chief negotiator visits NPA stronghold

MANILA, 27Dec2016 — Government chief peace negotiator (GRP) Silvestre Bello made a historic first by visiting one of the village strongholds of the rebel New People’s Army…

‘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…

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

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

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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