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  • DARAGA, Albay, April 18  - Church devotees from all walks of life who will hold their traditional “Visita Iglesia” (church visitation) this Holy Week will be awed by the newly spruced up façade and belfry of the centuries-old Nuestra Senora de la Porteria (Our Lady of the Gates) in Daraga town in Albay.

  • MANILA, April 1 2011 -- Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzalez III has been dismissed by the Office of the President (OP) for gross neglect of duty and gross misconduct in handling the dismissal complaint against hostage-taker former Police Sr. Insp. Rolando Mendoza, on recommendation of Malacanang lawyers who reviewed the findings of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC).

  • LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 2011  –- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office here is preparing for traffic buildup along Bikol highways during the Lenten Season by rushing maintenance works on portions of the roads damaged by floods and landslides recently.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, March 3  - Bicol’s Regional Development Council (RDC) has favored the P643-million funding proposal of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the construction of flood control structures along critical flood paths down the slopes of Mt. Mayon to ease the destruction caused by lahar during rainy situations.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 14  -— The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Bikol has assured the public that it will take the lead in strictly implementing President Benigno Aquino III’s Executive Order (EO) 23 that places the entire country under an indefinite log ban.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 29 2011 –- Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda has established the Climate Change Academy (CCA), a first of its kind in the country to provide focused competency development program for adaptation, disaster risk reduction and management.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 20 2011 – Local government units (LGUs) across Bikol have formalized their support to the program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) aimed at providing potable water to poor communities in the region under the auspices of the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDGF 1919).