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Atenean tops 2012 bar exam, Bicolano ranks 7

Atenean tops 2012 bar exam, Bicolano ranks 7

LEGAZPI CITY (20-Mar-2013) – A total of 949 out of 5,686 examinees passed the 2012 bar examination, the Supreme Court said Wednesday. Top 10 1. Ingles, Ignatius, Michael D. Ateneo…

Martial law claims board nomination eyed closely by rights group

Martial law claims board nomination eyed closely by rights group

By Joey Natividad Special Correspondent CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region (BicolToday.com/20-Mar-2013) – Human rights group Karapatan endorsed the list of nominees submitted by two groups involved on the Martial Law…

DOH Usec blames patronage politics on poor health system

DOH Usec blames patronage politics on poor health system

By Elmer James Bandol LEGAZPI CITY (BicolToday.com/18-Mar-2013) – Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary , Teodoro J. Herbosa, on Wednesday brushed aside reactions against Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program of the government…

Aussie firm to operate coal mining in Catanduanes

Aussie firm to operate coal mining in Catanduanes

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY (17-Mar-2013) – An Australian company has announced that it will soon start its coal mining operations within the island province of Catanduanes in Bicol.…

Brownouts hit Legazpi, neighboring areas

Brownouts hit Legazpi, neighboring areas

LEGAZPI CITY (15-Mar-2013/PNA) – Power-consuming households and business establishments in this city and the neighboring towns of Daraga and Manito in Albay are seeking an end to the daily rotational…

New Pope Francis

New Pope Francis

ROME (14-Mar-2013) – Habemus papam! Pope Francis I emerged at the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica amid thunderous playing of drums and applause from thousands of faithful gathered at St.…

Argentinian cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected as new Pope

Argentinian cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected as new Pope

VATICAN (14-Mar-2013/PNA/RIA Novosti) – Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was elected new Pope Wednesday, a cardinal announced from the Sistine Chapel’s balcony. White smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel in…

DOH exec calls for aggressive campaign vs HIV-AIDS in Bicol

DOH exec calls for aggressive campaign vs HIV-AIDS in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY (13-Mar-2013/PNA) – The head of the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol has called for the adoption of an aggressive advocacy campaign to curb the rising number of…

Malaysian and Aquino govts accountable for rights abuses in Sabah

Malaysian and Aquino govts accountable for rights abuses in Sabah

NAGA CITY (12-Mar-2013) – Human rights group Karapatan deplored the reported wave of arbitrary arrests, detention, killings, and other forms of cruel and degrading treatment of Filipinos in Sabah, as…

Military rules in Bicol region

Military rules in Bicol region

Schools and village halls are being used as camps by soldiers. Residents have to seek the permission of the military and sign in their logbooks whenever they go in and…