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Bicol militants greet SONA day: 10,850 protesters, transport strike

Bicol militants greet SONA day: 10,850 protesters, transport strike

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Bicol protesters Monday launched simultaneous mass actions in several places in the Bicol Region and had caused transport strike that crippled key transport routes, while President Duterte was…

Masbate Vice-Gov waits Governor’s move for development roadmap, Executive –Legislative Agenda  

Masbate Vice-Gov waits Governor’s move for development roadmap, Executive –Legislative Agenda  

By Elmer James Bandol MASBATE CITY – The Provincial Government of Masbate has to present its roadmap of development which would be identified as short term & long term development…

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 State of the…

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 from Mindanao Lumad…

Killings of farmers on the rise under Duterte

Killings of farmers on the rise under Duterte

BY ILANG-ILANG QUIJANO Fifty-three-year-old Rodolfo Tagalog Sr. was harvesting coconuts when he heard and felt the shots. A bullet almost grazing his right shoulder, he fell instantly from the top…

Ragay NPA repulses advancing AFP column in Cam Sur; one soldier killed

Ragay NPA repulses advancing AFP column in Cam Sur; one soldier killed

By Bicol Today News Team RAGAY, Camarines Sur. 20July2017 – An Army soldier was killed in the Ragay firefight Wednesday, and not an NPA fighter, the New People’s Army (NPA)…

Bicol farmers, peasant leaders meet to demand free land distribution

Bicol farmers, peasant leaders meet to demand free land distribution

LEGAZPI CITY – More than a thousand farmers and peasant leaders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will gather in Legazpi City, Albay in Bicol region on July 12 to 13…

Bicol railways geared for reconstruction, not rehab — DOTr Sec

Bicol railways geared for reconstruction, not rehab — DOTr Sec

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA — “Kung sasakay sa train papunta ng Bicol, ang dapat dalhin ay kalendaryo, hindi relo!”.– a quite painful joke that belittles the reputation of Bicol…

NDF-BICOL rejects localized peace talks, upholds NDFP national peace talk initiative

NDF-BICOL rejects localized peace talks, upholds NDFP national peace talk initiative

DAET, Camarines Norte (BicolToday.com) – The underground National Democratic Front in the Bicol Region (NDF-BICOL) rejects the idea of “local peace talks” as floated by the state military, and instead…

Talks must continue despite ‘bumpy, winding road’ to peace process

Talks must continue despite ‘bumpy, winding road’ to peace process

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA, 4July2017 (BicolToday.com) — Negotiators from all camps affirmed today that talks must go on behindd complexities in dealing peace process likened to “bumpy, winding road…