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Parts of Baao still flooded; LGUs act to lower NFA rice prices

Because of the heavy, constant rain, several municipalities became submerged in floodwaters in this province. In the town of Baao, several barangays became inundated after Baao Lake overflowed its banks. Barangays Eulalia, San Francisco, and San Jose in Baao were still inundated as of presstime.

CWC hosts 3rd Philippine cable wakeboard nationals

The Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC) and the provincial government of Camarines Sur are once again gearing up the final preparations for the hosting for the 3rd straight year the Philippine Cable Wakeboard Nationals on March 27-30, 2008 wherein nationally ranked wakeboarders will see action and compete for fame, prizes, and possibly, extreme sports glory as well as international recognition.

Altiora Petere

More than just a community newspaper, Vox Bikol has grown into a standard, a golden rule for Bikol media. True to its roots, Vox Bikol has shown repeatedly in its 25 year history its thrust towards things nobler and greater than all the wealth and power in this world. What started as a meeting between friends and colleagues at a vacant lot straddling the town boundaries of Canaman and Magarao, grew into what it is today, a stalwart of justice and truth.

Nagueños ignore 'Earth Hour'

NAGA CITY (Mar. 29) – Despite a city resolution issued by the Sangguniang Panlungsod urging citizens of this city to observe "Earth Hour" tonight, most Nagueños ignored the city government's efforts. "Earth Hour" is a global campaign initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia held annually to promote energy-conservation and highlight the problems brought by global warming. Participants are encouraged to turn off non-essential lights and appliances from 8 PM to 9 PM on a set date in an effort to reduce electricity consumption.

Comelec’s OMR promotes wholesale cheating, reports show

The Optical Mark Reader (OMR) that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will use for the automated elections system (AES) in the May 2010 polls has not been fully proven as tamperand fraud-free, will encourage wholesale cheating, and will not ensure a transparent and open election system...

‘Kabayan’ to grace UNEP’s graduation rites

IRIGA CITY--True to its mission of giving its students quality education and academic excellence, the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) has invited Vice President Noli “Kabayan” de Castro as its distinguished guest and speaker during the school’s 61st Commencement Exercises on April 2 at the university gymnasium here...

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