Vox Bikol

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August 17, 2011

MANILA, Philippines (Aug 16, 2011) - Fifteen years after it was first filed, the controversial Reproductive Health Bill finally has the chance to be put into vote in Congress after the Philippine President gives it a push towards being enacted into law.

August 15, 2011

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur (Aug 15, 2011) – A big weekend gathering in a resort village in this town indicates that an overwhelming majority of local politicians are poised to campaign for the creation of Nueva Camarines, a new province carved out of Camarines Sur, when the issue is put up for people's decision in a plebiscite.

August 15, 2011

CAPITOL COMPLEX, Pili Camarines Sur (Aug. 15, 2011) — Cobra Ironman Philippines has been successfully held at the government-owned CamSur Watersports Complex in Pili, Camarines Sur since 2009. But it appears the Provincial Government has not been transparent in reporting income and expenses in connection with the holding of the prestigious international event.

August 15, 2011

NAGA CITY (Aug 15, 2011) - Naga City has a new police director who is on home assignment for the first time since he started his career in the police and military more than 20 years ago.

August 15, 2011

LEGAZPI CITY (Aug. 10, 2011) — Mayors and Barangay captains in the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur have lauded the humanitarian efforts of the Party list, AKO-Bicol (AKB), in aid of the flood victims in Bicol.

August 7, 2011

PILI, Camarines Sur (Aug 7, 2007) – Two weeks into the aftermath of Typhoon Juaning, hundreds of evacuees have no choice but to sleep in classrooms that students use in day time. This cumbersome arrangement ensued after classes were ordered resumed even in the still flooded areas in the 2nd and 5th districts of Camarines Sur.

August 5, 2011

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began Wednesday in Cairo. Mubarak and his two sons pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and corruption. Mubarak's former interior minister, Habib el-Adly, and six former Mubarak aides were also on trial. Businessman and Mubarak confidant Hussein Salem is being tried in absentia.

August 5, 2011

The US congress passed a debt ceiling bill, signed by Barack Obama on Tuesday, that will permit the US government to borrow more money, preventing a default on bond payments. The bill passed the House of Representatives by 269-161, and the Senate by 74-26, with opposition from Tea Party Republicans and liberal Democrats.

August 5, 2011

Syrian troops stormed the restive city of Hama on Sunday, the day before the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Tanks have now been shelling the city for three days. A human rights organisation reported 136 people were killed across the country on Sunday. Syrian protestors have vowed to demonstrate every night during Ramadan.

August 5, 2011

NAGA CITY (August 5, 2011) - The House of Representatives in an almost unanimous vote affirmed in a plenary session the passage of a bill that seeks to carve out a new province from Camarines Sur.

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