Category Archives: Personalities

UAAP: Ayo takes Tigers to Sorsogon

University of Santo Tomas’ first-year coach Aldin Ayo continues to make his time with the new-look Growling Tigers worthwhile. As promised, Ayo, 40, took UST’s mainstays and new recruits to his home province of Sorsogon as part of their 10-day … Continue reading

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The Proof is in the Pili

Most micro-entrepreneurs start their businesses with the mere hope of providing for their family’s daily needs. But to succeed at it—and be recognized for it—is often beyond their wildest dreams. At least this much is true for Merle Paete of … Continue reading

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Taps to a Hero from Sorsogon

I just found out that the former deputy police chief of Cainta is from Sorsogon. He died from a police encounter last week.

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Sorsogon town mayor admits non-remittance of GSIS contributions

MANILA, Philippines — Bulusan, Sorsogon Mayor Michael Guysayko has pleaded guilty to criminal cases over his alleged failure to remit the Government Service Insurance System contributions of the municipal employees from 2010 to 2011 totaling P2.3 million. In a decision promulgated … Continue reading

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Sorsoganon teacher enters top 50 for Global Teacher Prize

Ryan Homan, a local champion for education, has been making waves through unconventional reading initiatives in San Jose in the coastal town of Donsol in Sorsogon Province. Ryan first stirred hearts when he caught the attention of media with ‘Balsa … Continue reading

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Mario Guariña (Sorsogon Governor – 1910 to 1912 and 1913 to 1916)

Mario Guarina was born in Casiguran. He was a senator for the Bicol region and worked hard during his term of the development of the fiber industry, especially for Sorsogon. Source: p479 Philippines: A History of the Bikol Region, Jaime … Continue reading

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[UPDATED] Bernardino Monreal (Sorsogon Governor – 1902 to 1908)

Bernardino Monreal of Casiguran is a physician by profession. He has the distinction of the first elected Provincial Governor of Sorsogon under the American Regime after Sorsogon had acquired its independence from Albay as a province. Among the major accomplishments … Continue reading

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