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AFP troops still present in Bicol’s remote barangays despite ceasefire period

AFP troops still present in Bicol’s remote barangays despite ceasefire period

By Reynard Magtoto SORSOGON CITY 26Aug2016 (BicolToday.com) – “I hope that the peace talks will be successful so that there will be no more conflict, no more…

Bicol-RDC asks DOTr to ‘review and revise’ PHP4.8-B Bicol int’l airport design

Bicol-RDC asks DOTr to ‘review and revise’ PHP4.8-B Bicol int’l airport design

LEGAZPI CITY, 25Aug2016 — The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC) has adopted Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara’s motion urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to “review and…

34 Bicol police chiefs get ax over ‘Oplan Double Barrel’ campaign

34 Bicol police chiefs get ax over ‘Oplan Double Barrel’ campaign

LEGAZPI CITY, 25Aug2016 — Chief Supt. Ramon Melvin Buenafe, director of Police Regional Office-Region 5 (PRO5) based in Camp Simeon Ola in this city, in an order…

Hunger, fear lurking in gold rich town of Masbate

Hunger, fear lurking in gold rich town of Masbate

By Elmer James Bandol MASBATE CITY- — “Lolo Ando” is the name fondly called for Ando de la Cruz who has a small business on ready to…

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Land reform, workers’ welfare: ‘Heart and soul’ of peace talks up next

Land reform, workers’ welfare: ‘Heart and soul’ of peace talks up next

By AlterMidya.net OSLO, Norway (Reposted, 28Aug2016) – THE FIRST ROUND of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) ended…

First round peace talks succeed with 6 agreements, panels prepare next round in October

First round peace talks succeed with 6 agreements, panels prepare next round in October

By Reynard Magtoto LEGAZPI CITY, 27Aug2016 (BicolToday.com) – Facilitated by the Royal Norwegian Government (RNG), the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)…

Agreement on socio-economic reforms ‘possible’ in 6 months

Agreement on socio-economic reforms ‘possible’ in 6 months

By AlterMidya.Net OSLO, Norway (reposted 25Aug2016)—The ongoing formal peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the…

Regions

“Dogs of war” unleashed over Compostela Valley after Duterte ceasefire lift

“Dogs of war” unleashed over Compostela Valley after Duterte ceasefire lift

By BicolToday.com News Team LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), after President Duterte lifted the ceasefire on July 30, has let loose…

Duterte must disband Mindanao paramilitary groups, arrest leaders

Duterte must disband Mindanao paramilitary groups, arrest leaders

DAVAO CITY (BicolToday.com) – Known as harsh on drug traffickers and pushers, President Duterte must also exercise his authority to disband abusive paramilitary units in Mindanao and…

Lifestyle

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…

Amateur singing contest in Nabua, Camarines Sur

Amateur singing contest in Nabua, Camarines Sur

NABUA, Camarines Sur – A “Minus One” Amateur singing contest, open to ages 13 to 45 years old, at 7 pm, June 23 at San Juan, Nabua.…

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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