Monthly Archives: March 2011

Stakeholders, environmentalists contest permit to cut down pili trees

by Irma A. Guhit SORSOGON CITY, March 28 (PIA) – The Indigenous Crops Watch of Sorsogon (ICWOS) is contesting the issuance of permit issued by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) to cut down 100 old-growth pili trees … Continue reading

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Bits of History – Sorsogon’s Treasury during the Revolution

During the time revolution against Spain, Emilio Aguinaldo‘s administration had to look for revenue. Between May 31, 1898 to September 2, 1899, the revolutionary government succeeded in tapping different sources from taxes, seizures, (government) stamps, donations, to opium contracts. However, … Continue reading

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Sorsogon Bishop Urges Pork Barrel Cut for OFWs

ARTICLE | MARCH 22, 2011 – 12:46AM | BY CBCPNEWS MANILA, March 21, 2011— At least two Catholic bishops urged lawmakers to use their pork barrel funds in the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers caught in armed conflicts abroad. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes … Continue reading

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Bits of History – Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School

For my contemporaries, Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School (SPES) is simply known as the Pilot school. As far as I know, this is the only pilot school i’ve heard in Sorsogon; though, in some provinces I went to, pilot school can … Continue reading

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Japan donates lying-in facilities in Sorsogon

By Jun Pasaylo (philstar.com) Updated March 22, 2011 12:26 PM MANILA, Philippines – The Japanese government continues to pour humanitarian assistance to some of the poorest communities in the Philippines. Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura turned over a P3.7 million project … Continue reading

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Leyte governor declares state of calamity

With state forecasters predicting more flash floods and landslides in Sorsogon and Eastern Visayas, Leyte Governor Carlos Petilla has placed his province under a state of calamity. “Sinabi ko na sa lahat na ako ay magde-declare ng state of calamity … Continue reading

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Scouting in Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School in the mid-’80s – Part 1

Scouting in the Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School Public schools are relatively more active in scoutings than the private ones. I guess, this is because of the fact that the founders of Boy Scouts of the Philippines are also government official … Continue reading

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