Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sorsogon Shopping Center circa December 2012

I uploaded some pictures of SM Savemore, formerly the Sorsogon Shopping Center. For those who are not able to come so often or recently, I hope you get updated by these pictures.

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Voices from the field: Farmers need more gov’t assistance

QUEZON PROVINCE, Philippines – “Napakahirap sa lahat, ang matulog nang gutom (The hardest of all is to sleep hungry).” Rice farmer and fisherman Rolando Merto, 57, still remembers November 2004, when flash floods and mudslides swept through Infanta, Quezon Province. … Continue reading

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Elderly in Sorsogon City are not getting their benefits

SORSOGON CITY—The 15,000 elderly people here, who deserve to enjoy the promises of Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, have been neglected during the past several years, Sorsogon City Federation of Senior Citizens President Hilda … Continue reading

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Pulis ginulpi ng kabaro

CAMP SIMEON OLA, Legazpi City , Philippines  – Nalalagay sa balag ng alanganing masibak sa tungkulin at makasuhan ang bagitong pulis matapos nitong gulpihin ang kanyang kabarong pulis dahil sa pagkapikon kamakalawa ng gabi sa Capitol Park Compound, Barangay Burabod … Continue reading

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In Yolanda’s wake, memories of Filipino resiliency

NEW YORK—I am accustomed to strong typhoons. Before I immigrated to the United States more than a decade ago, I grew up in my native Sorsogon, a coastal town about 160 miles north of Tacloban City in the Philippines. The … Continue reading

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Pampanga delivers huge help to Leyte

JAVIER, Leyte—Barely a week after Supertyphoon Yolanda ravaged Leyte, help was immediately delivered by a delegation from the province of Pampanga, led by acting Gov. Dennis Pineda. The acting governor led the delegation that traveled by land from Pampanga and … Continue reading

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Church wants Peter Paul PHL operation in Sorsogon stopped

SORSOGON CITY—The Catholic Church is again calling for Peter Paul Philippine Corp. (PPPC) to stop the operation of its coconut-processing plant here due to another “string of fish poisoning incidents” believed to be caused by the company’s contamination of fishponds … Continue reading

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