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Fighting erupts in Sorsogon; rebels claim 8 soldiers killed, several injured

Fighting erupts in Sorsogon; rebels claim 8 soldiers killed, several injured

By Joey Natividad Special Correspondent SORSOGON CITY, 9July2013 (BicolToday.com) – Renewed fighting between Army troops and New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas occurred  in Sorsogon Province on Saturday, July 6, as…

3 Dead Rebels: Ateneo de Naga, UP Diliman alumni

3 Dead Rebels: Ateneo de Naga, UP Diliman alumni

By Joey Natividad Special Correspondent   CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 8July2013 (BicolToday.com) – While members of the Bicol underground movement mourned over the loss of NDF-Bicol spokesman Greg Bañares and…

More teachers in Bicol involved in money scandal exposed

More teachers in Bicol involved in money scandal exposed

(Part Two) ‘Team to investigate Bueno still to be created’ – Santillas By Elmer James Bandol LEGAZPI CITY, 8July2013 (BicolToday.com)  – “Two or three-man team that will investigate Myrna Lynne Bueno…

Archbishop Villegas elected CBCP president

Archbishop Villegas elected CBCP president

MANILA, 7July2013 – Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has been named new president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Villegas, current CBCP vice president, will succeed Cebu…

Bicol University student hurt as NPAs harass fun run

LEGAZPI CITY, 7July2013 (PNA) – New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Sorsogon harassed elements of the Gubat Municipal Police Station while marshaling the fun run activity of Bicol University students…

The saga of continuity

The saga of continuity

Marginal Note Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. BicolToday.com After the dust subsided for the victors of the just concluded election, events unfolded for a political family. What comes after the victory or…

Rebels call for International probe on Sorsogon clash, violation of Geneva Rights Convention

Rebels call for International probe on Sorsogon clash, violation of Geneva Rights Convention

By Joey Natividad Special Correspondent SORSOGON CITY, 7July2013 (BicolToday.com) – The top leadership of the rebel movement called on Saturday for international investigation on an alleged brutal massacre of unarmed rebels…

CBCP to elect new permanent council officials

CBCP to elect new permanent council officials

MANILA, 6July2013 – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines will be electing this weekend its new set of Permanent Council and committee officers during the bi-annual plenary assembly in…

Greg Bañares, Bicol NDF spokesman, among 8 killed in Sorsogon clash

Greg Bañares, Bicol NDF spokesman, among 8 killed in Sorsogon clash

By Joey Natividad Special Correspondent SORSOGON CITY, 6July2013 (BicolToday.com) – The top-ranked spokesman of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in the Bicol Region was among the 8 rebels killed by…

Chinese surveillance ships leave Panatag Shoal, says DND chief

Chinese surveillance ships leave Panatag Shoal, says DND chief

MANILA, 6July2013 (PNA) – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Friday confirmed the departure of all Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. He said that this…