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Drug war cop Espenido assigned to Virac, Catanduanes

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is known for serving as police chief of the localities where mayors Rolando Espinosa and Reynaldo Parojinog were killed by policemen

NEW ASSIGNMENT. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the Senate probe on extrajudicial killings. Rappler file photo

LOOK: Virac Airport's rehabilitated terminal to be inaugurated on June 1

May 31, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The passenger terminal building can now accommodate 300 passengers, from the previous 100

Virac Airport's rehabilitated terminal. Photo by DOTr-CAAP

PAL to launch Clark-Virac route on December 15

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The new Philippine Airlines route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

The tangled web in publisher Larry Que's slay case

May 04, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Catanduanes cop charged with murder in the Larry Que case is the same policeman who is now accusing his superiors of giving kill orders against drug suspects

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The Humanitarian Response Consortium HRC installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon hit community to improve water safety in typhoon hit communities

PNP on lookout for more shabu labs in Bicol

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Chief Superintendent Melvin Buenafe says they do not discount the possibility of other existing shabu laboratories in other provinces of Bicol

SHABU-MAKING MATERIALS. Forensic official Josephine Clemen of PNP Crime Lab shows off several drums of ephedrine hydrochloride used for shabu manufacturing discovered anew during the investigation. Photo by Rhaydz B. 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

Climate change: It's personal

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I do not want future generations to suffer the wrath of Mother Nature especially since we can actually do something about it

UP experts asked to investigate Benguet sinkhole

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:17 PM

A village in Virac Itogon is now akin to a ghost town as hundreds of residents have fled their houses after sighting cracks in the ground

SINKHOLE. This 20-meter-wide void in Virac, Itogon already swallowed at least 7 houses as of November 2. Photos courtesy of Cordillera Office of Civil Defense thru Ompong Tan

'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

Tropical storm 'Lawin' gaining strength

Sep 21, 2012 - 6:52 AM

Tropical depression Lawin has been upgraded into a tropical storm as it gains strength and continues to move West toward southern Luzon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5.32 am September 21. Image courtesy of PAGASA

'Lawin' accelerates toward Catanduanes

Sep 20, 2012 - 11:36 PM

Tropical depression Lawin has gained speed and continues to move West towards southern Luzon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 10.32 pm September 20. Image courtesy of PAGASA

LPA develops into tropical storm 'Lawin'

Sep 20, 2012 - 5:47 PM

A low pressure area East of southern Luzon has developed into a tropical depression named Lawin according to weather bureau PAGASA

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 4.32 pm September 20. Image courtesy of PAGASA

New Doppler radar in Catanduanes promises more accurate forecasts

May 02, 2012 - 11:15 PM

New state of the art Doppler radar is country s most vital strategic weather facility especially in typhoon forecasting; 1st of 3 to be built with Japanese aid

FIRST OF THREE. Aerial view of the new PAGASA Doppler radar station, inaugurated May 2, 2012 by President Benigno Aquino III, at Barangay Buenavista, Bato, Catanduanes. This will be the first of 3 new Doppler radar stations to be set up, with the aid of the Japanese government, to help the state weather bureau in weather forecasting. Photo by Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau