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'Stupid,' bishop says of P1,000 budget for CHR

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The country will be a laughingstock among nations which have respect for human rights says Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes

HITTING LAWMAKERS. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes slams the P1,000 budget allocated by the House of Representatives for the Commission on Human Rights. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Ex-Sorsogon gov convicted of graft over fertilizer fund scam

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Former governor Raul Lee is sentenced to 24 to 40 years in prison

PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED The Manila Clark and Manila Laguna lines will be funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency while the Department of Transportation is eyeing China for the Laguna Sorsogon line

LONGEST RAILWAY. This would run from Clark in Pampanga all the way to Sorsogon , Bicol. Rappler file photo

Bicol centenarian's secret to longevity: Coconut milk, prayers

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Lola Ayoy of Juban Sorsogon is still not taking any maintenance medicine at age 100

NEW BICOL CENTENARIAN. Corazon 'Ayoy' de los Reyes-Barcia celebrates her birthday with her family. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Swimming with whale sharks? Don't copy these snorkelers!

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:05 AM

A viral video reminds us why it s wrong to touch whale sharks and how we can be better stewards of these gentle giants

CROWDED. A screengrab of a viral video showing snorkelers in Malaysia crowding around a whale shark.

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Tropical Depression Crising

Apr 15, 2017 - 6:34 PM

UPDATED The Office of Civil Defense advises travelers not to proceed to seaports after the cancellation of sea trips due to Tropical Depression Crising

Sorsogon provincial board member killed by riding-in-tandem

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:46 PM

Board Member Pedro Ravanilla is killed by an unidentified suspect infront of the victim s business establishment in Sorsogon City

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Apr 10, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

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Briones inspects schools devastated by Typhoon Nina

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

At least 118 schools in Bicol Mimaropa and Calabarzon regions are being used as evacuation centers for about 4 050 families affected by Typhoon Nina

AERIAL INSPECTION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday, December 27, joins an aerial inspection of the areas affected by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of DepEd

Smart offers free calls in areas affected by Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The telco also sets up charging stations in some of these locations in south Luzon

Typhoon Nina affects over 100,000 in PH

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Thousands remain in evacuation centers as Typhoon Nina continues to move away from the Philippines

DEVASTATED. Residential areas in Naga City were shattered by Typhoon Nina. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

5,700 stranded passengers bound for Matnog Port to be evacuated

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Many of the passengers have been in line for ferry trips since Friday December 23

LONG WAIT. Around 500 buses and trucks have been stuck in Matnog Port since Friday, December 23, due to ferry cancellations caused by Typhoon Nina. Photos by Jhay-r Timosa/ RACER/ Rappler

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Around 3 682 passengers are stranded in various ports in Bicol region as of 8AM Saturday according to the Philippine Coast Guard

LONG WAIT. Around 500 buses and trucks have been stuck in Matnog Port since Friday, December 23, due to ferry cancellations caused by Typhoon Nina. Photos by Jhay-r Timosa/ RACER/ Rappler

WATCH: Highlights of Lunad sa Balod surfing competition in Sorsogon

Dec 17, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Some of the Philippines best surfers battle it out for wave supremacy in Gubat Sorsogon

WAVE RIDER. Pia Lopez of Sorsogon finished second runner-up in the Wahine Longboard and Shortboard event. Contributed photo

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

Philippines shopping for 'nice' China-funded infra deals

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The country s first subway a massive Northern Mindanao railway and a Tutuban Sorsogon train system are just some of the infrastructure projects the Philippine government plans to fund via official development assistance ODA from China

INFRA SHOPPING. 'We think there is an excess capacity in China because there is not much infrastructure projects there. We are really shopping for nice projects,' Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says. File photo by Rappler

Duterte gov't calls off auction for South Line of North-South Railway

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Tutuban Sorsogon railway will now be financed through official development assistance ODA from China or Japan

BIGGEST RAILWAY. Phase 2 of the North-South Commuter Railway will connect Tutuban in Manila to the southern peripheries of Metro Manila and a long-haul network to the Bicol region. Photo from pnr.gov.ph

NEDA board approves Tutuban-Sorsogon railway, 7 other projects

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The board chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte also discusses guidelines for processing China assisted infrastructure projects

TALKING INFRA. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the board meeting with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at the State Dining Hall inside the Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

Mt Bulusan spews ash column 2.5 kilometers high

Oct 23, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Phivolcs records a phreatic eruption at 3:31 pm on Sunday October 23 as the volcano in Sorsogon remains under Alert Level 1

DOH readies case vs Sorsogon mayor for 'gross violation' of RH law

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Because of an executive order declaring Sorsogon City as pro life family planning commodities have been withdrawn from the city and services have been stopped by the mayor arbitrarily say health officials

Mt Bulusan spews ash anew

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

A steam driven explosion sends a 300 meter column of ash into the air

Mount Bulusan erupts

Jun 10, 2016 - 1:29 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs says the eruption lasted for 5 minutes late Friday morning

Photo by PHIVOLCS.

'Escudero supporters switched to Robredo to prevent a Marcos win'

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the reformist vote that wants to stop the return of Marcos to office

Basketball coaches Pumaren, Ayo win city council seats

May 11, 2016 - 3:37 AM

Veteran basketball coaches Franz Pumaren and Aldin Ayo brought their success from the court to the poll booths

DOUBLE DRIBBLE. Franz Pumaren (L) and Aldin Ayo (R) were successful in their city council campaigns.

2016 elections: Which senators are winning in Bicol provinces?

May 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Reelectionist Franklin Drilon is the leading senatorial candidate in 3 of 6 Bicol provinces

VLOG: Escudero hopes fellow Bicolano Robredo wins as VP

May 10, 2016 - 11:39 AM

It s the end of the journey for Senator Chiz Escudero s vice presidential bid

Senator Francis “ Chiz” Escudero of Partido Galing at Puso, together with his wife, Actress Heart Evangelista, line up together with residents before casting their vote with Precinct No. 0079A at Buhatan Intergrated National School in Brgy. Buhatan, Sorsogon City. Photo courtesy of Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

VLOG: Escudero calls on Filipinos to ensure clean elections

May 10, 2016 - 5:42 AM

Vice presidential bet Chiz Escudero is the running mate of Senator Grace Poe of Partido Galing at Puso

Senator Francis “ Chiz” Escudero of Partido Galing at Puso, together with his wife, Actress Heart Evangelista, during cast their vote with Precinct No. 0079A at Buhatan Intergrated National School in Brgy. Buhatan, Sorsogon City. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Meet the vendor who follows Duterte's sorties

May 01, 2016 - 8:45 PM

49 year old Felipe Fernando who hails from Nueva Ecija sells souvenirs to express support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

DUTERTE SUPPORTER. Felipe Fernando and his wares. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Repeat of 2010? Binay confident he will win in Sorsogon

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:27 PM

His running mate who hails from the province Senator Gringo Honasan does not show up at his rally The governor is endorsing another vice presidential bet

BINAY IN SORSOGON. Sorsogon governor Raul Lee raises the hand of Vice President and UNA Presidential contender Jejomar Binay on Wednesday afternoon political rally attended by almost 10,000 people. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Pro-Escudero politicians form 'chopsuey' alliance in Sorsogon

Apr 10, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Some members of UNA NPC and LP in the province have joined forces to boost the candidacy of Senator Francis Escudero

SORSOGON ALLIANCE. Politicians in Sorsogon cheer for their provincemate, Senator Francis Escudero (3rd from left) and presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Beautiful Bicol: What you can see, eat, and do

Apr 09, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Find out how you can hike the hills of Quitinday swim with the fish in Matnog feast at Bicol s restaurants and more

Subic Beach. Photo via Dennis Ruiz

Armed men harass PDP-Laban gubernatorial candidate in Sorsogon

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Armed men demand that a rally by PDP Laban gubernatorial candidate Eric Dioneda be stopped

How an accident solved a school problem in Sorsogon

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Things fall into place in a picturesque town

HELP BES. Students of Bonifacio Elementary School wear IDs for the first time.

RH advocates endorse Robredo for VP, 3 senatorial bets

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as unworthy of the people s vote

PURPLE VOTE. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral (2-R) leads the endorsement of senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros (3-R), Walden Bello, and Leila de Lima, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

No barriers: Kids in far-flung village learn to love reading

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Teachers in Barangay San Jose in Donsol Sorsogon go the extra mile to improve students reading skills

Every shark counts

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Whale sharks also known as butanding are protected by Philippine law

Duterte turns over P11M donation to typhoon-hit towns

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Davao City Council earlier approved a resolution granting the mayor the authority to donate the amount

FINANCIAL AID. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turnS over financial aid to the municipal treasurer of Matnog, Sorsogon

Duterte gets nod to donate P11M to 'Nona' victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Davao City Council grants Duterte the legislative authority to disburse P11 million from the unspent quick response fund to 2 provinces hit by Typhoon Nona

HELPING LGUs. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte offers financial assistance to LGUs hit by Typhoon Nona. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Large trucks needed for Typhoon Nona relief operations

Dec 18, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Fourteen wheeler trucks are needed to deliver relief goods and temporary shelter assistance to devastated areas

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Dec 14, 2015 - 7:33 PM

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Philippines evacuates 700,000 due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Most evacuees are from Albay where large scale preventive evacuation is always done; the rest from Sorsogon where landfall is expected Monday evening

How a field school helps farmers end food insecurity

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:34 PM

What to do when a town that is the rice granary of Sorsogon is vulnerable to disasters and natural calamities?

Who is running in Bicol | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Bicol

Why Leni Robredo is Mar Roxas' choice

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:00 PM

But Albay Governor Joey Salceda is worried about splitting the Bicol vote since another Bicolano Senator Chiz Escudero is also running for vice president

Roxas on Poe candidacy: Why should I be worried?

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

‘There’s only one Daang Matuwid and I’m on it says Mar Roxas

Will it be Mar-Chiz in Sorsogon? How about Leni?

Aug 28, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Even as they raise their hands to commit to support Liberal Party candidates Sorsogon politicians say they will not abandon Senator Francis Escudero

[Dash of SAS] Why do some pro-life groups hate women so much?

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a pro life city hence banning modern contraception?