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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Albay youth: Why was Marcos buried despite pending appeal?

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM

We are calling on the people to join our cause This is without political color Our aim is to attain justice for the victims of Marcos regime says a youth leader who marched to Pinaglabanan Monument in downtown Legazpi City

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bicol protesters: Hold Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Marches and rallies denouncing President Duterte s decision to allow a hero s burial for Marcos are held in Legazpi Daet Naga Sorsogon and Virac in the Bicol region

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Frayna recalls hard road to become PH's Woman Chess Grandmaster

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Janelle Mae Frayna the Philippines first Woman Chess Grandmaster wants to encourage fellow chess players to pursue their dreams and not give up despite the difficulties

HOMECOMING. WGM Janelle May Frayna receives a hero's welcome from the city government of Legazpi. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Romeo, Globalport slip past Rain or Shine in Legazpi City

Aug 27, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Terrence Romeo has a conference high 33 points to lead Globalport to a third straight victory

CONFERENCE HIGH. Terrence Romeo posts a conference-high 33 points to lead Globalport to its third straight victory. Photo from PBA Images

US Navy's lead hospital ship returns to PH

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:59 PM

More than 1 000 American sailors disembark at the Legazpi City seaport for a 2 week humanitarian mission

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

PNP chief: Bicol had 'most peaceful' 2016 elections

May 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Bicol had the most peaceful elections with a 9 5 grade in a scale of 10 says top cop Director General Ricardo Marquez

'PEACEFUL ELECTIONS'. PNP chief Ricardo Marquez talks with the members of the press after the post-election assessment on Thursday, May 19. With him is Bicol PNP regional director Chief Supt. Augusto Marquez. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

PNP chief Marquez to cops: 'Be loyal to your badge'

May 21, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Whoever the president and chief PNP may be our work is the same Just do your job Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez tells police officers in Bicol

CONFISCATED. Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez inspects the loose firearms confiscated in Bicol before the 2016 elections. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Cancer survivor completes triathlon in Albay to benefit handicapped children

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The 54 year old cancer survivor completes the XTERRA triathlon in the shadows of Mayon volcano

FINISH LINE. Bradley Weiss, 26, from South Africa reaches the finish line after enduring a 1.5-kilometer-swim, 32-kilometer-bike race, and 10-kilometer-run during the XTERRA international triathlon competition. Photo by RHAYDZ B. BARCIA/Rappler

DepEd, Albay ink MoA for 2016 Palarong Pambansa

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:53 AM

DepEd Secretary Br Armin Luistro FSC says this year’s staging of the Palarong Pambansa will have many firsts

Legazpi City nominee for Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The prestigious prize honors achievements in creating liveable vibrant and sustainable urban communities

RESILIENT CITY. Legazpi City has overcome natural disasters to become one of the fast rising cities in the country. All photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Back to work for everyone – Salceda

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Class suspensions are maintained for all levels for Monday December 8 but work for all government and private sectors in Albay will resume

12,000 families evacuated as Legazpi City braces for Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 8:59 AM

12 000 families from 19 coastal and low lying villages are evacuated by Legazpi City officials in anticipation of Typhoon Ruby

Waiting for Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:39 AM

How evacuees in one shelter in Legazpi City are preparing and waiting for Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

AGAINST THE COLD. Jeffrey Mendina holds his 2-year-old daughter close at the Gogon Elementary School. Photo by Patricia Evangelista/Rappler

Electricity restored in Albay

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:41 PM

UPDATE PEMC says Albay could still face another blackout if the debt ridden Albay Electric Cooperative doesn t start repaying its bills within the week

Why Albay seeks Guinness for human no-smoking logo

Jun 29, 2013 - 8:52 AM

Albay stands proud as one of the few localities that have strict and comprehensive anti smoking ordinances

SMOKE-FREE PROVINCE. Albay is one of the few localities in the Philippines which have ordinances that completely ban smoking. Photo by Arcel Cometa/Rappler.com

Debris flow: Legazpi City in 2006, New Bataan in 2012

Dec 10, 2012 - 10:40 PM

If the terrain is really dangerous people local governments and aid groups can only do so much

DEBRIS FIELD. A family carrying food relief for victims of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) walks along a river as they head for home in the village of Andap in the town of New Bataan in the Compostela Valley province on December 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

'Lawin' intensifies but still far from PH

Sep 21, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Tropical storm Lawin has intensified and continues to move southern Luzon but it is still too far to affect the Philippines

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image 12.32 pm, September 21. Image courtesy of PAGASA

My mayor, Jesse Robredo

Aug 23, 2012 - 1:27 PM

We might mourn your death but we celebrate your life Thank you very much Mayor Jesse Robredo in behalf of my family in Naga City which you have truly inspired

Robredo and why I have high hopes about Bicolanos

Aug 21, 2012 - 5:53 PM

For some when a young man chooses to stay and serve the underdeveloped Bicol that is suicide Secretary Robredo stayed at such a young age while most of us decided to leave

Bicolanos offer masses for missing Robredo

Aug 19, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Kababayans of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo are dedicating masses for his and his companions rescue