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German arrested for allegedly beating up Filipina girlfriend


For allegedly beating up his Filipina girlfriend, a German national has been arrested by the police in Tabaco town, Albay province.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Law scholar in New Zealand will be Albay’s youngest judge

Joan Mosotalla photo

Joan Mosatalla is just waiting to be appointed as the youngest trial court judge in Albay province.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rescue of Russian mountaineer from Mt. Mayon proved costly

In this photo taken from Legazpi, the capital city of Albay province in the central Philippines, a cloud of ash shoots up to the sky as Mayon volcano erupts about 450 kilometers (285 miles) southeast of Manila Tuesday morning, May 7, 2013. A mountain guide said three foreign climbers and their Filipino guide were killed when the volcano, one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, spewed rocks and ash after a 3-year calm. AP FILE PHOTO/Allan Imperial

Russian tourist Mark Yuchyugyaev’s fascination with the majestic beauty of the Mayon Volcano proved to be costly, in more ways than one.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Nations must give more aid, says Albay governor


Albay Gov. Joey Salceda on Sunday bemoaned the tepid response of the international donor community to the Philippines’ plea for aid for close to a million victims of super Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha), saying that countries whose huge greenhouse emissions caused climate change should bear a bigger responsibility for its victims.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Albay to host Asean meet on climate, tourism


Groundworks are being firmed up for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) Conference Workshop on Climate Change and Tourism to be hosted by Albay province on Sept. 11 and 12, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Bicol confirmed on Friday.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Japan gives P398M aid to Albay

Mayon Volcano

The Japanese government has handed to the province of Albay a 739-million yen (P398 million) grant for the construction and rehabilitation of schools in disaster-prone areas in the province.

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Albay gives Spanish queen warm welcome

Queen Sofia of Spain, center, applauds as she poses with school children during her visit to a public school which is partly funded by Spanish government Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Camalig township, Albay province, about 500 kilometers south of Manila, Philippines. Queen Sofia is on her fourth visit to this former Spanish colony to inspect various projects funded by Spain and for talks Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. (AP Photo/Nelson Salting)

At least 5,000 flag-waving children in school uniform and residents were awed by the visit of Queen Sofia of Spain, the first foreign dignitary to come to Albay since Pope John Paul II’s visit in February 1981.

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PDI read-along takes center stage in PH-US humanitarian mission in Albay


More than 3,000 children trooped to a series of reading activities on the first three days of the six-day PH-US Pacific Angel humanitarian mission in Albay province, an official of the Philippine Navy said Thursday.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao to build villa in high-end enclave in Albay


CAGRARAY ISLAND, Philippines—Manny Pacquaio is set to buy a 1,000-square-meter lot worth P12 million and build a vacation villa at the luxurious Misibis Bay Resort on this island in Albay. Pacquiao, awed by the luxury and privacy of the resort that is a 25-minute ride by fastcraft from Legazpi City, said he intends to build [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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