Posts Tagged Bicol

DENR finds violations in 14 quarry operations in Albay

Marje Pelayo   •   November 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has found violations in 14 quarry operations in the province of Albay.  This prompted the Department to suspend the...

300 families in Albay evacuated due to possible Ulysses-induced lahar flow

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Around 300 families were evacuated in Guinobatan, Albay due to possible lahar flow that may be triggered by Typhoon Ulysses. Families from Purok 6 and 7 of...

Typhoon Rolly leaves 10 dead, 3 missing in Bicol

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 2, 2020

Typhoon Rolly death toll in Bicol Province has reached 10 with three missing on Sunday (November 1). Nine of the casualties were recorded in Albay while one was recorded in...

Signal #2 up in 13 areas in Luzon as STS Quinta threatens Bicol Region

Marje Pelayo   •   October 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Severe tropical storm  (STS) Quinta continues to intensify as it increases its threat over Catanduanes-Albay area, according to the latest bulletin issued at 2:00 PM Sunday (October...

Albay evacuates residents as Typhoon ‘Ambo’ threatens Bicol, Samar areas

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The local government of Albay on Thursday ordered the evacuation of vulnerable residents ahead of the onslaught of Typhoon Ambo (international name: VongFong). The regional Office of...

Briones: Report that ‘70,000 students in Bicol cannot read’, an exaggeration

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 17, 2020

Department of Education (Deped) Secretary Leonor Briones said the Deped Bicol region report about 70,000 students that cannot read is an exaggeration. Briones slammed the results of pretests administered by...

Female sea turtle found dead in Legazpi City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 11, 2020

A female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was found dead along the shores of Purok 7, Barangay Arimbay in Legazpi City on February 9. Residents of Purok 7 found the dead...

Bicol, Northern Samar may expect occasional heavy rains on Tuesday — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   December 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The tail-end of a cold front is currently affecting the Bicol Region, Quezon province and Northern Samar, according to PAGASA. This brings cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers...

LTFRB director fired over alleged extortion in Bicol

Robie de Guzman   •   December 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A regional director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has been dismissed from office over alleged extortion in Bicol. In a statement, the LTFRB...

Albay, Sorsogon to declare state of calamity due to Typhoon Tisoy

Marje Pelayo   •   December 3, 2019

BICOL Region, Philippines – The provincial governments of Sorsogon and Albay are preparing to declare a state of calamity on Tuesday (December 3) due to the impact of Typhoon Tisoy....

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