Saturday, April 19, 2014

3,312 passengers recorded in Bicol ports

NAGA CITYAs many as 3,312 passengers are now in the five ports across the region as of 9 o'clock tonight, according to Coast Guard District Bicol.

Among these, 310 are in the Albay port; 473 in Sorsogon; 170 in Camarines Sur; 1,777 in Masbate; and 582 in Catanduanes.

Meanwhile, in the entire nation, there are 78,389 passengers in all ports.

The Philippine Coast Guard records these figures as part of its Oplan Ligtas Biyahe Kwaresma 2014, a program which seeks to avert any untoward incident during the Lenten Season.BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Camp Ola to open one-stop shop for firearm licensing

LEGAZPI CITY—A two-day one-stop shop for the licensing of firearms will be held at Camp Ola here on April 21 and 22, 2014.


This was announced by Police Senior Superintendent Arnold Ladea Albis, OIC, Provincial Director and concurrent Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA) of Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) via the the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO).

According to Albis, the Permit To Carry Firearm Outside Residence (PTCFOR) Mobile Secretariat Team will conduct drug tests, neuropsychiatric examinations, and biometrics. This will facilitate the issuance of said permit for those who want to have their firearms licensed.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Wednesday procession in Virac, Catanduanes
Photos by the Philippine Information Agency 

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes


Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes
Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes
Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes
Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

Holy Week procession in Virac, Catanduanes

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Bicolana Meg Imperial is Bantayog Festival's star guest

CAMARINES NORTE—ABS-CBN teleserye star Meg Imperial will grace the Bantayog Festival with her presence on Monday, April 21.
Meg Imperial is Bantayog Festival's star guest
Photo: ABS-CBN PR
Imperial, who is currently part of the cast of daytime soap opera Moon of Desire, is an actress and commercial model.

She also starred in shows such as Be Careful With My Heart, Galema, Anak Ni Zuma, Toda Max and Maalaala Mo Kaya, among others.

It is still unconfirmed whether Imperial will host or will participate as a judge in the Binibining Camarines Norte beauty pageant, which is slated on the aforementioned date.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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Friday, April 18, 2014

PHOTOS: Good Friday procession in Naga City

The Good Friday procession in Naga City has become an annual showy display of the Bicolanos' deep sense of religiosity. (Photos by Francis Josef Goingo)

Good Friday procession in Naga City
Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

Good Friday procession in Naga City

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Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine choir on Good Friday 2014


The Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine choir in Naga City sing before the devotees who flocked to the church to listen to Christ's siete palabras or seven last words on Good Friday 2014.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kawakawa Natural Park draws throngs of pilgrims

For devotees who prefer to pray in an idyllic landscape instead of an enclosed church, Ligao City's Kawakawa Natural Park offers the perfect venue. This year, the park again drew throngs of pilgrims who steeped themselves in prayer while marvelling at the fields of sunflowers and other natural wonders.

(Photos from Cong. Fernando Gonzalez' Facebook account)












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PHOTOS: A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur


A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

Photos of yesterday's accident that involved an A. Bragais Liner bus bound for Tabaco City and an Isuzu truck parked along Maharlika Highway in Barangay Bikal, Libmanan, Camarines Sur. (Photos by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard)

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A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur
A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur
A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur
A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

A. Bragais Liner bus, truck accident in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

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