Church, ‘Yolanda’ partners back ‘pro-poor’ solution to climate change

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:51

CEBU City, Nov. 10, 2015 – The Catholic Church’s humanitarian and social action arm and its program partners have affirmed their commitment to an environmental approach that values people, especially the poor, noting that solving climate and disaster risks must “begin and end with persons and communities” through community-managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR).

Booming Legazpi City needs more water; local distributor helpless

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 05:33

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 8 (PNA) -- By 2016, the Bicol Region’s capital investment hub, Legazpi City, will be facing higher demand for fresh water owing to increasing population and booming business establishments, the spokesman of the Legazpi City Water District (LCWD) on Sunday said.

3 caught for illegal fishing in Catanduanes

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 05:23

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 8 (PNA) -- Elements of San Andres Municipal Police Station (MPS) led by PO1 Ahdel D. Idanan and Philippine Coast Guard led by SN2 Rudy R. Hombre arrested three fishermen while in the act of fishing with the use of noxious/poisonous plant locally known as “tigaw” at Pier Site, Barangay San Roque, San Andres, Catanduanes on Thursday morning.

Masbate Gold Project launches 3rd medical mission of i.Smile Project

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 05:10

AROROY, Masbate, Nov. 8 (PNA) -- At least 105 patient-beneficiaries suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate, and burns -- including one case of polydactyl hands -- will undergo a free pre-screening process prior to availing themselves of free reconstructive surgical procedures under the Operation i.Smile program of the Masbate Gold Project (MGP) starting Nov. 24.

DA-Bicol seeks suppliers of pili seedlings, farm tools for distribution to farmers

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 05:06

PILI, Camarines Sur Nov. 8 (PNA) -- The regional office for Bicol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) here is buying over 100,000 pieces of pili seedlings and a huge volume of handy farm tools to distribute to farmers in the region.