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LEGAZPI CITY: The economy and tourism industry of Bicol is expected to perk up as the province of Albay is set to host major economic meetings beginning in 2014 until the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) here. Albay is hosting for the first time at least ten major ministerial economic…

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ILOILO CITY: Four local governments in Iloilo including the capital city here will serve as pilot test area for the door-to-door payout scheme of social pension starting tomorrow June 4, for the elderly 77 years old and above. Judith Marte, focal person for the Social Pension Program of the Department…

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GAMU, Isabela: The popularly known rebel commander Libre or Layden in the military intelligence was among those killed on Sunday’s firefight between the New People’s Army (NPA) and government troops in a remote village of Ifugao province, Army reports said. The Army’s public affairs office of the Fifth Infantry Division…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Brig. Gen. Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr. took over as the general officer-in-command of the Philippine Army’s First Infantry Division in Zamboanga del Sur province following the death of Brig. Gen. Daniel Lucero. Trinidad is the assistant divi-sion commander of Lucero, who drowned on Sunday during scuba diving with…

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SIBUYAN ISLAND, Romblon: An environment group in Romblon scored Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Buhay) party-list Rep.-elect Lito Atienza’s anti-life background on environmental protection. Backed by a strong Catholic charismatic renewal group El Shaddai, Buhay party-list got three seats for the next congress as it gained victory garnering 1,265,992 votes equivalent to…

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STATE volcanologists continue to monitor the situation at the Mayon Volcano in Bicol, as they tallied at least one rockfall event in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Mayon’s seismic network recorded one rockfall-related event and moderate emission of white steam plumes…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Waste products such as plastic bags, old packaging, used tires, broken electronics, waste streams from breweries are starting to look like gold in this province, according to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) here. For this reason, Vizcaya’s Penro officials have incorporated in their campaign…

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A 5.7 quake shook parts of Mindanao on Saturday, injuring at least 10 people and causing minor damage to structures, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Sunday that the quake struck near the town of Carmen in North Cotabato, shaking people awake and causing panic.…

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A lawmaker over the weekend vowed to re-introduce in the 16th Congress a measure seeking to establish marine reserves for aquatic resources in coastal provinces, cities and municipalities of the country. Rep. Marcelino Teodoro of Marikina City first filed the bill during the 15th Congress but the House Committee on…