Bishop 'regrets' effects of Holocaust comments

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 13:00
LONDON, England-- Society of St. Pius X Bishop Richard Williamson has expressed regret to the Church and to Holocaust victims and their relatives for the harm caused by his remarks on Swedish television minimizing Jewish suffering in the Holocaust. He also apologized to those who took “honest scandal” from his comments.

Poll body taps PPCRV for voters' listing

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 13:00
MANILA--The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accredited a church-based poll watchdog that would help them in the ongoing voters’ registration for the 2010 elections. The Comelec en banc approved, in a resolution dated Feb. 19, the petition by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) to be its citizen’s arm.

Leaders meet for advocacy vs HIV in Bikol

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 13:00
SORSOGON CITY--An advocacy meeting for local chief executives of Sorsogon province is set Friday to help address the increasing problem and threats of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Sorsogon Governor Sally A. Lee called the one-day activity to initiate a local response and the establishment of a local coordinating mechanism to address the increasing number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the province.

UNEP tops Tinagba's Street Dancing tilt

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 13:00
IRIGA CITY--The street dancers from the Performing Arts department of the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) won the grand prize of the recently concluded 2009 Tinagba Festival Mardi Gras/ Street Dance contest after they wowed judges and thousands of spectators with their impressive dance moves and magnificent performance.

Bikolano-led study suggests electric field may alter discoloration in fruits, vegetables

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 13:00
A recent study at the Food Engineering Laboratory of the Ohio State University (OSU) showed that the enzyme causing browning in plant and animal tissues can be activated or inactivated at certain frequency and holding time under moderate electric field.

Military belittles communist-declared offensive in Bikol

Submitted by Vox Bikol on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 13:00
LEGAZPI CITY--Military authorities belitled the communist movement’s declaration to launch a full tactical offensive against government forces reportedly to signal its strong resistance to the holding of the RPUS Balikatan exercises in three provinces in Bicol. Army Col. Ariel Bernardo, commander of the 901st Army Brigade based in Albay, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is always prepared to meet the challenges declared by the communist movement.