Monthly Archives: August 2012

3 Senators Oppose Bill Splitting Camsur Province – Sotto

By Cathy Yamsuan Philippine Daily Inquirer Thursday, August 30th, 2012   MANILA, Philippines—Senate majority leader Tito Sotto on Thursday claimed that three senators have indicated plans to oppose the bill carving Nueva Camarines province from the existing Camarines Sur. Sotto named … Continue reading

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Rapu-Rapu eyes mine life extension

BY CAI ORDINARIO Posted on 08/10/2012 3:47 PM  | Updated 08/13/2012 12:51 PM MANILA, Philippines – Mining firm Rapu-Rapu Mineral Inc (RRMI) will extend the life of its polymetallic project in Albay province if additional deposits are found in the mine. In … Continue reading

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Robredo and why I have high hopes about Bicolanos

BY AMER R. AMOR I was in Donsol, Sorsogon when I first learned that a private plane carrying DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo crashed off the coast of Masbate City. We were two hours from where his plane crashed and for the … Continue reading

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Robredo’s body recovered—Roxas

By Karen Boncocan, Michael Lim Ubac, Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines – Technical divers have recovered the body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, Transportation and Communication Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas said on Tuesday. An emotional Roxas broke the “sad news” at a … Continue reading

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Comelec rules out special elections in Sorsogon

By Jocelyn R. Uy Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruled out the possibility of holding a special elections to select the replacement of Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero III who died of cancer on Monday. Election Commissioner Rene … Continue reading

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Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero III passes away

August 13, 2012 7:33am Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero III, the father of incumbent Sen. Francis Escudero, passed away in his Quezon City house before dawn Monday, the office of the House Secretary General said. Rep. Escudero, 69, died in his … Continue reading

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Jane’s Bakery and Grocery aka Sorsogon Provincial Post Office

I can still remember when I bought this stamp set from the Sorsogon Provincial Post Office along Rizal St., just in front of the Petron gas station (now replaced by various cell phone vendors, circa 2011). From my observation, the … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Gets P246M for Lighthouse Upgrades

By Matikas Santos 10:21 pm | Friday, August 3rd, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—Lighthouses across the country are set to be upgraded under a P246-million project to be implemented by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said. … Continue reading

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Five police chiefs sacked over ‘jueteng’

MANILA, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo on Monday said that five police chiefs from Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, and Pangasinan were relieved from their posts for their failure to stop “jueteng” operations. Relieved were Senior Inspector Timothy … Continue reading

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