Mar S. Arguelles

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November 13, 2015

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov, 11 (PNA) -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Bicol has intensified its intelligence gathering by closely coordinating with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army (PA), a PCG officer said on Wednesday.

April 1, 2011

LEGAZPI CITY---  Future mining exploration in Albay would be banned after  members of the  Sangguniang Panlalawigan  (SP) passed recently a resolution strongly opposing any mining activity in the entire  province.

March 11, 2011

LEGAZPI CITY, March 11 - The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) issued Friday an advisory to coastal communities facing the Albay West coast and the eastern seaboard to be on alert for a possible tsunami event following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that jolted Northern Japan.

March 5, 2011

LEGAZPI CITY, March 4 -- Veteran character actor Paquito Diaz died of pneumonia on Thursday evening at his home in barangay (village) Tagas, town in Daraga, Albay, his wife said on Friday. Diaz, 79, a well-known actor for his villain roles died at his residence two days after the hospital discharged him and allowed to return home and to recuperate.

March 4, 2011

LEGAZPI CITY, March 3 - Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo on Thursday directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bikol to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of Elmer Estrellado, a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) leader, in a remote village of Bato town last Friday.

February 25, 2011

LEGAZPICITY, Feb. 24 -- Albay Governor Joey Salceda on Thursday urged Congress to pass a P750-million emergency supplemental budget to be used in repatriating overseas Filipino workers (OFW) caught in the armed conflict in four countries in the Middle East.

January 13, 2011

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 13 2011  - President Benigno Aquino III is set to arrive here on Friday to personally assess the damages wrought by floods and landslides caused by heavy rains that hit several towns of the province including this city, Albay Governor Joey Salceda said Thursday.

November 15, 2010

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 12  -- Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province belched on Friday morning a voluminous ash plume 700 meters above its crater rim that drifted and covered villages in the southwest flank of the volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

June 13, 2010

Legazpi City (11 June) -- Police chief General Jesus Verzosa said Sunday (June 6) that the Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue to issue permit to carry firearms to gun owners but the agency will ensure more stringent requirements to facilitate monitoring, control and misuse of the said permit.

Verzosa, speaking at the PNP's Legacy Run Program at the Camp Gen. Simeon Ola, stressed that there is a need to control the carrying of firearms among gun owners to avoid abuse.

May 24, 2010

DARAGA, Albay, May 18 -- Gen. Delfin Bangit, Armed Forces Chief of Staff, directed on Monday the pulling out of the 85th Army Battalion after a successful security operation in the recently held first automated election in the island province of Masbate.

Bangit, in a command conference at the Philippine Army 901st Infantry Brigade based here following a visit in Masbate, said the pullout of the Army battalion from the country's contingent to United Nation (UN) peace keeping force in Haiti, headed by Col. Louie Dagoy, would be replaced by another Army battalion from the 9th Infantry Division.