RHAYDZ B. BARCIA, TMT

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MASBATE CITY: The Philippines will showcase the unique Rodeo Festival before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in December to promote the country’s livestock industry and tourism in the island province, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo told The Manila Times recently. Teo, who attended the opening of 34th…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Close to 1,000 passengers in various seaports of Bicol were stranded after the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) ordered all sea crafts to cancel their trips over inclement weather caused by tropical depression “Crising.” Rachelle Miranda, OCD Bicol spokesperson, said all sea transportation were ordered to cancel their…

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LIGAO CITY: The construction of Albay’s west coast road which makes the remote villages in the province’s third district more accessible, has also brought in more local and foreign visitors and unveiled the picturesque landscape, pristine white powdery beaches and Batong Languyon rock formation. The road development is in its…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The liberation of Bicolandia from Japanese forces in 1945 was commemorated here on Saturday. On April 1, 1945, the 158th Infantry Regimental Combat team of the US 6th Army command led by Brig. General Hanford Macnider and Captain Hoomer Mcgee landed in Legaspi Gulf on the shore of…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Catanduanes has passed a resolution asking the Supreme Court (SC) for the ouster of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge Lelu Contreras for lying before the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs in connection with the mega shabu laboratory busted in the province…

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TABACO CITY: Six people died, including a 7-year-old boy, along the so-called killer highway here on late Sunday afternoon after a speeding truck loaded with sheet pile rammed into a residential area. The casualties were identified as Albert Baroma, who was driving a motorcycle with backriders Jasmine Boringot, 36; and…

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LEGAZPI CITY, Albay: Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, Office of Civil Defense administrator and executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), has told local officials here to be ready in case the “Big One” hits Metro Manila because they will be called on as first responders. “The…

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TIWI, Albay: For the Agta-Tabangnon tribe in this town that is rich in geothermal resources, the forest is life. After facing the wrath of nature with natural calamities that have visited the region, the tribesmen have been tapped as guardians of the forest to protect Asia’s oldest geothermal plant that…

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A federated transport group said thousands of commuters were stranded by the jeepney strike on Monday in three Bicol provinces and Bacolod City in Negros Occidental. But jeepney drivers in some areas in Luzon, particularly the cities of Tarlac, Olongapo and Baguio, did not join the protest action. Deputy Secretary…

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