Monthly Archives: May 2012

Choice nut shines across Bicol peninsula

Sorsogon — Bicol pili industry is processing more pulps and kernels to keep up with the demand of the market. The sector was pioneered by an agriculturist and entrepreneur, the provincial high-value crop commodity coordinator, said. “It was started by … Continue reading

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Roxas approves P2b for new Bicol airport

DARAGA — Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas will help complete the Southern Luzon International Airport for a 2014 opening with his approval of an additional P2 billion budget, an official said. Albay Governor Joey Salceda said the fund came from last … Continue reading

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Tourism alliance eyes 650,000 visitors

By Oliver Samson LEGAZPI CITY—More than half a million foreign visitors are expected in five years by the newly formed Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon Tourism Alliance. The cluster beefs up the Catanduanes-Camarines Sur-Camarines Norte Tourism Link. Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said an agreement … Continue reading

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Ready to Adapt a Light House?

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is still struggling to restore all of the light houses in the Philippines. According to an old report, 90% of these light houses have been restored. Furthermore, old light houses need the most attention before … Continue reading

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Albay governor to seek reelection

TUESDAY, 01 MAY 2012 17:56 MANLY M. UGALDE LEGAZPI CITY – Amid speculations that he will abandon the Capitol and seek a Senate seat in next year’s election, Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda said he would seek reelection to complete … Continue reading

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Chiz declares he’s ‘separated-in-fact’

By Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) Updated May 01, 2012 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero confirmed his separation from his wife when he filed yesterday his 2011 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) with … Continue reading

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Tourists Flock, But Where’s Butanding?

By ELLALYN B. DE VERA April 28, 2012, 8:30pm MANILA, Philippines – International conservation group, World Wide Fund for Nature– Philippines (WWF-Philippines), expressed concern yesterday over the dwindling number of whale shark (locally known as “Butanding”) sighting, mainly due to … Continue reading

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