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MNWD nixes Rangas River Mini Hydro Project

The Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) has appealed to DENR Sec. Gina Lopez to “closely look” into the controversial Rangas River Mini Hydro Project.

Manila-Bicol underpass expected to decongest traffic

In a bid to reduce the heavy traffic from Manila to Bicol and vice versa, a 419-meter long underpass road is set to be constructed along the 11-kilometer Maharlika Highway diversion road.

Palace declares March 24 as special non-working day in Tabaco City

March 24, 2017 has been declared a special (non-working) day in Tabaco City, Malacanan Palace announced.

Mga para 'bingo' dinakop sa Pili

Kinasohan nin pagbalga kan ley sa ilegal na pagsugal (PD 1602) an tulong residentes kan Brgy San Jose sa banwaan na ini na nadakop kan mga pulis na nagsusugal nin bingo.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DepEd planning to conduct Palarong Pambansa every two years


CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela 2/24/17 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to hold the annual Palarong Pambansa every two years to provide more time in improving sports facilities and give athletes extra preparations before competing.

DepEd Assistant Secretary for Procurement Service, Atty. Revsee Escobedo, announced the plan during the opening program of the 2017 Cagayan Valley Regional Athletic (CAVRAA) Meet held at the city sports complex on Friday.

Escobedo said if the Palaro is held every two years, the regional athletic meet shall be able to select and train the best athletes who would be competing with other regions in the Palarong Pambansa.

He said the DepEd also plans to provide standard uniform and equipment for every delegation to present equal opportunities for athletes in all region.

He said these are all under DepEd's vision in improving the sports capabilities of all athletes with the ultimate goal of a sports development program truly nurturing the students’ skills, experience and growth.

He said DepEd-2 officials led by Dr. Estella CariƱo is taking the lead in promoting the sports development program in the region with the support of local officials. (PNA)
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Fun bike, fun walk boost Bicol PNP's anti-drug campaign


DAET, Camarines Norte 2/25/17 (Bicol Standard) – The intensified campaign against illegal drugs got another push in this province earlier today in a fun bike and fun walk activity led by PNP Provincial Director Police Senior Supt. Rudolf Dimas.

In attendance were members of civic society organizations and members of the Camarines Norte Provincial Police Office, as well as representatives from the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5).

PRO5 Spokesperson Malu Calubaquib said the event, which was backed by the Provincial Government of Camarines Norte, shows the ever-growing support of the public in the regional office’s anti-drug campaign dubbed as Bicol Region Against Drugs (BRAD).
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Friday, February 24, 2017

5 NPA rebels yield in Masbate


LEGAZPI CITY 2/24/17--Five suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion headquarters in Barangay Bacolod, Milagros town in Masbate on Thursday afternoon, an Army spokesperson said.

Maj. Virgilio Perez, spokesperson of the Southern Luzon Command based at Camp Guillermo Nakar in Lucena City, said the communist rebels brought with them five firearms that included an M16 Armalite rifle, M14 rifle, M1 carbine, .45-cal. and .38-cal. pistols when they surrendered at the Army headquarters at 1:40 p.m.

The surrenderers requested that their identities be withheld for the meantime.

Perez said the surrender of the five rebels resulted from the continuous military offensive operations in Masbate province under Col.Fernando Trinidad, commander of the 903rd Brigade. (by Jorge Hallare, PNA)
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