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Taiwanese siblings complete 2019 Mayon Triathlon sweep

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite juggling their studies and sport, the Changs dominate the men and women’s divisions of the swim-bike-run event

FAMILY AFFAIR. Chang Ting Ting and Chang Chia Hao celebrate their title run with the podium finishers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

SSS runs after delinquent employers in Legazpi City

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Legazpi City was the latest stop in the nationwide Run After Contribution Evaders operations of the SSS

NON-COMPLIANT. SSS Acting Vice President for Operations Legal Services Division I and II Renato Jacinto S. Cuisia posts a show cause order outside a non-compliant business establishment in Legazpi, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde

Aussies nab 2nd straight leg as foreigners dominate Le Tour Stage 4

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Jesse Coyle rules the grueling Legazpi-Sorsogon leg after teammate Samuel Hill topped Stage 3

ENDGAME. Le Tour de Filipinas enters its fifth and final stage. Pool photo


LOOK: Albay supermarket uses banana leaves, abaca instead of plastic

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:05 PM

A supermarket in Legazpi City, Albay, goes for eco-friendly alternatives to wrap fresh produce

Legazpi bishop urges voters not to sell their votes

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon even challenges parishioners who attended the Palm Sunday service to drop the palaspas if they will give in to vote buying

EASTER. Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi leads the children back to Albay Cathedral right after the Easter Sunday dawn mass held at Penaranda Park. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Retired police colonel running for councilor killed in Legazpi City

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) Retired Police Colonel Ramiro Bausa, an independent candidate for Legazpi City councilor, was a former Camarines Sur police chief

SLAIN CANDIDATE. Former Camarines Sur police chief Ramiro Bausa was eyeing a seat in the Legazpi City Council. Photo from the Facebook page of Ramiro Mendenilla Bausa

Papal Nuncio misses plane, skips Bicol Youth Day

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The absence of Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia disappoints over 3,000 youth delegates from all over Bicol

SUBSTITUTE. Bishop Joel 'Bong' Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi officiates the mass celebration on Saturday afternoon during the Bicol Regional Youth Day. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Out-of-school youth, undergrads shift to becoming full-time workers

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:31 AM

'I thought my life is going nowhere. Thanks to JobStart, I got hope,' says teenage father Stonelieh Constante of the DOLE's program in Bicol

LIFE CHANGER. 18-year-old Stonelieh Constante takes a photo at their site. He is now working as a hydraulic excavator. Photos courtesy of Stonelieh Constante

Legazpi court bars overseas travel for Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The Legazpi Regional Trial Court issues a a Precautionary Hold Departure Order against the local chief exeutive

PHDO. A Legazpi court bars overseas travel for embattled Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay, who was arrested for an unrelated firearms offense on January 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy by CIDG Albay)

3 dead as floods trigger landslide in Legazpi City

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) Another woman is reportedly crushed by another landslide in Bulan, Sorsogon

 Flooding in low lying areas are swelling due to heavy rainfall brought by amihan in Bicol. At least 40 families or 2  120 people isolated in Barangay zone 7 of libon town the catch basin of Albay and Camarines Sure. Mayor Dadz Moronilla of libon, albay asked rubber boots from Phil. Navy and Albay Public Safely Emergency Management office to send them militayr truck for escue aside from rubber boats. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Camarines Norte mayor laments 'disappointing' federalism roadshow in Albay

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Jose Panganiban town Mayor Ricarte Padilla says the speakers failed to meet the basic expectation of the participants, some of whom traveled for over 5 hours to attend the event

ANTI-CORRUPTION CHIEF. Dante Jimenez, Chairman of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, addresses the 2nd convention on federalism in Legazpi, Albay, on December 7, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

How Legazpi City fights drugs through its health office

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The city government holds the community-based rehabilitation program in an air-conditioned venue and provides food for participants to show them that they matter

LEGAZPI CITY HALL. The facade of Legazpi City Hall. Photo from RioHondo at English Wikipedia

Bicol bishop slams broadcaster's slay: 'Voice of truth will never be stifled'

Jul 21, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi joins other voices in Bicol seeking justice for hard-hitting Albay broadcaster Joey Llana

AMBUSHED. Police check the vehicle of slain Albay broadcaster Joey Llana in Daraga, Albay, on July 20, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Church official refutes report that 6,000 Bicolanos back federalism

Jul 08, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Father Rex Paul Arjona, executive director of the Diocese of Legazpi's Social Action Center, hits 'how Albayanos have been manipulated... to railroad federalism'

Image based on screenshot from Father Rex Paul Arjona's Facebook account

Bishop warns vs propaganda in Duterte admin's talks with churches

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:02 AM

The proposed dialogue will only be fruitful if it convinces President Rodrigo Duterte to stop killings and respect human rights, says Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon

CRITICIZING DUTERTE. Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon says President Rodrigo Duterte crossed the line when he called God stupid. File photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

DILG federalism roadshow's 'surprise' guest in Albay

Jul 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) This official did not only have a video presentation at a federalism convention attended by thousands in Albay, he had his speech read by a fellow Cabinet official too

ROADSHOW. Hundreds of participants gathered at the federalism roadshow in Legazpi City on July 6, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bong Go's pre-campaign 'proxy' in Albay

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Where he cannot be physically present to give money or shoes to fire victims, the apparent senatorial aspirant has a proxy sure to place him at the back of people's minds in Albay, whether they like it or not

Former New Zealand beauty queen competes in Xterra Albay

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Kristy Jennings and Bradley Weiss join the off-road triathlon in Legazpi City, Albay

SPORTSWOMAN. Former beauty queen Kristy Jennings is in the Philippines for a series of sporting events. Photo from Jennings' Instagram

Solar-powered cross joins Albay Gulf's coral garden

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The artificial reef is part of the Coral Genesis project which seeks to promote healthy coral growth in Albay Gulf through faith and technology

CORAL REGENERATION. The solar-powered coral genesis cross is towed to its site in the Albay Gulf. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi bishop calls for vigilance: 'Go on speaking and do not be silent'

May 14, 2018 - 8:33 AM

'With the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno based on the flimsiest legal grounds and contrary to the spirit and letter of the constitution, we join countless voices throughout the country in sounding the alarm,' Bishop Joel Baylon says

PASTORAL LETTER. Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon urges people to not be afraid to speak out against injustice in a pastoral letter. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mass held in Budiao Ruins for the first time in 204 years

May 12, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The Budiao archaeological project is the first attempt to investigate and better understand the structure of Budiao Church which was buried by volcanic debris during Mount Mayon's eruption in 1814

MASS AT BUDIAN RUINS. Mass is held in the Budian Ruins for the first time in over 200 years on May 11, 2018.  Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

China’s 2nd biggest city signs sisterhood pact with Legazpi

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:59 PM

'We've come to Legazpi City to see beautiful Mayon and partner with Mayor Noel Rosal to strengthen tourism, education, agriculture, and best practices,' Hengyang City mayor Gong Xueye says at a sisterhood pact meeting at the Oriental Hotel

SISTERHOOD PACT. Vice Mayor Gong Xueye of Hengyang City, in the Hunan province  of China, gives a token to Mayor Noel Rosal during the sisterhood pact held at The Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler.

With iPhone photos, priest mounts exhibit for a cause

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Dubbed as 'A Grey Journey,' the photo exhibit of Father Vladimir Echalas is open at Ayala Mall, Legazpi City, until March 31

IPHONE PHOTOS? Echalas poses beside one of his exhibit shots at Ayala Mall, Legazpi City. All photos by Rhaydz B Barcia/Rappler

Albay officials order decampment of over 54,000 Mayon evacuees

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office orders the total decampment of Mayon evacuees from the cities of Legazpi and Ligao, and the municipalities of Sto Domingo and Bacacay

MAYON. Ed Laguerta, Phivolcs' resident volcanologist chief in Bicol, announces lowering of Mayon volcano's status from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, March 6, during a press briefing at the Apsemo hall. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Legazpi City Domestic Airport reopens for commercial operations

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific resumes daytime flights from January 27-29 while early morning and evening flights remain cancelled

IN THE SHADOW OF MAYON. Legazpi City Domestic Airport resumes operations. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Flights canceled as Legazpi Airport closed due to Mayon Volcano

Jan 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Please refresh this page for updates on cancellations due to the ash cloud spewed by Mayon Volcano

DSWD plans for immediate recovery in case of Mayon eruption

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM

According to DSWD, at least 10,405 families or 40,565 individuals in 39 barangays and 7 municipalities in Albay are affected by Mayon's impending eruption

Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers, endangering farmers in 'no man's land'

Jan 19, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Because of the fertile soil there, a number of vegetable farmers continuously return to the area declared as 'no man's land' to harvest crops – despite the strict prohibition of Phivolcs officials

CAMALLIG TOWN FARMING. Farmers in Camalig town till their farmland while the restive Mayon volcano ejects lava. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Ginebra-NLEX game moved from Legazpi to Cuneta Astrodome

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The venue is changed due to the threat of a Mayon Volcano eruption, but the PBA assures fans it will set another playdate for Legazpi

POSTPONED. Bicolano fans await their next PBA game in Legaspi City. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mayon Volcano disrupts Manila-Legazpi flights

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations related to the possible eruption of the Mayon Volcano

Private plane carrying BSP employees overshoots Albay runway

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The private plane is carrying documents from the central bank office in Manila to its office in Legazpi City

SKETCHY REPORT. The pilot of the private plane has refused to give details of the incident to the police, citing confidentiality. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bicol’s Aquinas University is now UST-Legazpi

Dec 12, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Aquinas University of Legazpi has officially been renamed as University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi, officially integrating with the University of Santo Tomas

Bicol's Aquinas University is now University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Diocese of Legazpi forms coalition to stop killings, promote human rights

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The 'Andurog sa Derechos' is a multisectoral coalition of government agencies, civil society groups, and faith-based organizations in the Bicol region

ANDUROG SA DERECHOS. A coalition to stop killings and promote human rights in the Bicol region. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi gov't awarded for making city 'favorite convention destination'

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:20 AM

The city government is given the Gold Trailblazer Award by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia under the Performance Governance System

GOLD. Legazpi City government won gold in the recent Performance Governance System awards by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia.

Pasig, Legazpi showcase urban climate solutions at UN climate conference

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:23 PM

ASEAN cities share innovative urban solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation

WATCH: #MoveSessions featuring Bicolano band First String Acoustic

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:34 PM

#MoveSessions showcases the talent of up-and-coming artists from communities and schools. Bookmark this page to catch the live jam at 8pm, Thursday

Beyond lessons, special educators spread hope among SPED learners

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Proving that there are no limits to learning, Hilarion Daen Jr. and Edna Blacer are teaching SPED students at Rawis Elementary School despite their own difficulties – Hilarion is hearing-impaired while Edna is nearly blind

SPECIAL EDUCATION. Teacher Hilarion handles kindergarten pupils with hearing deficiencies. All photos courtesy of the Rawis Elementary School

The education secretary who came from a 'dynasty of teachers'

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

A former teacher herself, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones urges teachers to continue learning something new every day

We owe our country's success to teachers – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:53 PM

'Bakit tayo nagtuturo?' Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks the country's teachers as she leads the celebration of National Teachers' Day in Legazpi City




IN PHOTOS: A daylong tribute to the country's teachers

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:07 AM

In celebration of National Teachers' Day, the Department of Education recognizes the role teachers play in the positive change the country seeks to achieve

FLOWERS. The Department of Education distributes flowers to over 6,000 teachers who attended the National Teachers' Day celebration in Legazpi City.

#ThankYouTeacher: Netizens praise second parents, mentors

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:04 PM

With political issues polarizing society, PH netizens come out united to thank their teachers

DepEd hosts National Teachers’ Day celebration in Legazpi City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:48 PM

DepEd's theme for Teachers’ Day is 'Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso' aims to recognize the role of teachers in honing the full potential of students towards nation-building

Legazpi bishop: 'Let us unite to stop the killings!'

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:03 AM

'We shall teach the young to shun illegal drugs, and also to uphold the life and dignity of the human person,' Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon says

END THE KILLINGS. Bishop Joel  Baylon calls on the Duterte administration to stop the killings in the drug war. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Where to take your lolo and lola for Grandparents Day

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

If anyone deserves a special treat it s your grandparents

GRANDPARENTS DAY. From ocean delights to wine nights, here’s where you can treat your grandparents to a fun day. Photos from Facebook.com/manilaoceanparkofficial and Instagram.com/sipandgogh

Radio broadcaster survives shooting incident in Legazpi

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:37 PM

UPDATED Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security PTFoMS denounces the shooting incidetn against Sasis

THE SASIS SHOOTING. Radio commentator Carlos Sasis (in white shirt) of Zagitsit News FM narrates to police investigators the murder attempts to his life by unidentified gunman on Thursday morning. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

#SharePH: ATV adventure at the foot of Mayon Volcano

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Drive through clear streams dusty paths and rough roads in an ATV at the foot of majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

ATV RIDE. Drive through long stretches of streams and bumpy roads, a 9-kilometer thrilling ride until you reach the village-managed base camp. Photo by Rappler

Children join Earth Hour celebration in Legazpi City

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Elementary pupils call on the public to save the seas and protect forests during Legazpi City s commemoration of Earth Hour 2017

EARTH HOUR. Children join Earth Hour commemoration in Legazpi on March 25, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi bishop to youth: Use social media to oppose death penalty

Mar 13, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon says young Filipinos must be online missionaries of God

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Legazpi bishop, flock on killings: Have we become heartless?

Dec 03, 2016 - 7:30 AM

We are sadly witnessing a growing callousness among our people Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon and his flock say in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

CONDEMNING KILLINGS. Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon and his flock urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop and investigate the recent killings in the Philippines. File photo courtesy of CBCP News