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September 26, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 26 (PNA) —- Welcome honors during the flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall and a motorcade around the city greeted 20-year-old Janelle Mae Frayna, the country’s first woman chess Grandmaster (GM), when she arrived in Legazpi City Monday morning.

September 22, 2016

PILI, Camarines Sur, Sept. 21 (PNA) -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte arrived here Wednesday afternoon and proceeded to Camp Elias Angeles, headquarters of the 9th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur, to visit the troops.

June 20, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, June 16 (PNA) -- Internet users in the Bicol Region will soon have an improved local Internet traffic quality and better Internet experience.

June 20, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, June 17 (PNA) -- Members of the Paracale Municipal Police Station (PMPS) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) of Daet town caught three men in the act of illegally mining in Sitio Bulaay, Barangay Palanas, Paracale, Camarines Norte, at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

April 5, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, April 3 (PNA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) Bicol regional office has expressed alarm over the increasing number of cases of HIV-AIDS in the entire region where it registered a 74-percent rise over the 2015 count compared to the figures posted in 2014 and 2013.

April 5, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, April 3 (PNA) -- The No. 7 in the provincial drug watchlist of Albay, the leader of the Embido drug and gunrunning syndicate, fell into the hands of the law after he engaged in a shootout police officers who were supposed to serve a search warrant in his house at Purok 3, Barangay Paulog, Ligao City.

January 31, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) -- The Supreme Court's decision to totally halt the Bt talong (eggpant) field-testing propagation and commercialization of genetically modified organisms (GMO) may affect the country’s food security, a Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) statement said Thursday.

January 31, 2016

JOVELLAR, Albay, Jan. 28 (PNA) -- Deep through the woods down the outskirts of this poor, sleepy Bicol town are peculiar natural settings that make the place incredibly spectacular.

January 31, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) -- Sorsogon has the highest incidence of Soil Transmitted Herminthalisis (STH) infections and six out of 10 elementary pupils suffer from the disease, Department of Health Bicol Regional Director Napoleon Arevalo said Thursday.

January 28, 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 26 (PNA) – Workers in the government’s science and technology (S&T) sector have expressed their strong opposition to some provisions of the proposed new salary standardization law (SSL), which they claim would give them no real salary increase but pay cut and loss of certain benefits.

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