Bicol News

Bicol University allots Php39 million for free tuition of medical students

Bicol University allots Php39 million for free tuition of medical students

LEGAZPI CITY, 22June2017 — Qualified and deserving medical students who desire to pursue their dream of becoming doctors can now enjoy free tuition at the Bicol University…

Albay police unlawful search, harassment on Daraga residents exposed by Bayan Bicol

Albay police unlawful search, harassment on Daraga residents exposed by Bayan Bicol

By Angel De Mesa LEGAZPI CITY – Bayan Bicol denounces the illegal search and harassment of PNP with alleged elements of AFP on the residents of Purok…

Nation

LGBT Students Face Bullying, Abuse

Discrimination and Lack of Support Undermine Right to Education MANILA, June 22, 2017 – Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual…

100,000 displaced in Marawi, contrary to government report – ICRC

100,000 displaced in Marawi, contrary to government report – ICRC

MANILA (BicolToday.com) — Ten days into the hostilities in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, southern Philippines, civilian lives are at stake as the number of casualties…

Regions

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.…

Chico River heroes’ marker of Cordillerans: follow footsteps, continue the struggle

Chico River heroes’ marker of Cordillerans: follow footsteps, continue the struggle

By Reynard Magtoto 26April2017 (BicolToday.com) – “Ama Macliing was not just my father. He was our father, a father of the Cordillerans. This marker is ours to…

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

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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