Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sorsogon nat’l high school offers open secondary school program this year

by Irma a. Guhit SORSOGON CITY , May 30 (PIA) — Sorsogon National High School is offering the Open High School Program (OHSP) that will allow students who graduated from the elementary and who were not given the chance to … Continue reading

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Bits of History – A Sorsoganon Pensionados

The Pensionado Act of 1903 (or Act 854) refers to the law which allowed qualified Filipino students to study in the United States. Passed on August 26, 1903 by Governor General William Howard Taft‘s government through the Philippine Commission, this … Continue reading

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My Father Was the Birdman and Butcher of Bulusan during the War and a Don Quixote Later in Life

Written by Bobby Reyes During World War II, my father, Dominador (Domen) S. Reyes, was one of the officers of the 54th Infantry (Guerilla) Unit. Then Major Licerio Lapuz of the Philippine Constabulary command in Sorsogon Province headed it. But … Continue reading

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Bicol Express making a comeback

By: Paolo G. Montecillo Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The train service that can take travelers from Metro Manila to Naga City in under 10 hours is set to make a comeback in the next few months, promising to help the … Continue reading

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Taking a Trip to Tolonggapo Beach from Sorsogon City Proper

The author created several articles about Tolonggapo Beach. But he didn’t really discuss in details how one can get there. Tolonggapo Beach is 10km away from the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in the city proper. So here are some … Continue reading

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Ex-Sorsogon judge chosen as IBP Bicol governor-elect

A retired RTC judge of Sorsogon who was one of the winners in the 2008 Judicial Excellence Awards has been elected as the governor-elect for Bicol of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines for 2011-2013. Atty. Leonor Gerona-Romeo, formerly of … Continue reading

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Bebeng destroys P225-m crops, livestock

Typhoon Bebeng left in its wake as much as P225 million worth of damage to farm crops and livestock and poultry, the Agriculture department said on Friday. Damage to rice farms reached P186 million involving 43,543 metric tons of the … Continue reading

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Tolonggapo Beach – Boanerges Hideaway

Tolonggapo Beach is always a popular place to be during summer. It’s just a short hop from the (Sorsogon) city proper, and it offers several places to stay. Nowadays, there’s a lot of resorts to choose from when in the … Continue reading

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How American Soldiers Named the Bicol Region in 1900?

Written by Bobby Reyes The Bicol Region is the southern end of Luzon, the biggest island in the Philippine archipelago. The Spaniard colonizers under Miguel Lopez de Legazpi arrived in the region in 1569 – two years before the Spaniards … Continue reading

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Bits of History – Submarine Patrol in Sorsogon Bay

On December 8, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the Philippines, just ten (10)  hours after attacking Pearl Harbor. Even before the attack on the Phlippines, part of the Submarine Asiatic Fleet was already patrolling portion of Celebes Sea … Continue reading

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