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Bicol-Canada association to hold election

The Bicol Canada Community Association, Inc. will elect a new set of officers on Feb. 16. Rafael Nebres, incumbent president, said members of the association came from Bicol, the Philippines’ Region 5, consisting of the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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Fancy that pili nut!


SAN FRANCISCO—Guess what was finally at the table and much appreciated the recently held 38th annual Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in this city? The lowly pili nut!  And why not? This hard to crack nut with the creamy, nutty taste has been sidelined for years since there was just no way […]

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Singapore graduate students have more fun in Bicol town

PLANTING RICE IS FUN IN ALBAY  Who said planting rice is never fun? These graduate students from the National University of Singapore do not think so as they learn how to plant rice during a visit to Libon, Albay, this month. Among the graduate students is the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan Emmanuel Oseimiegha Otiootio (at left). JAMES JOHN P. DYCOCO/CONTRIBUTOR

Libon, a small but rich agricultural town in the third district of Albay province, has the potential to become a rural tourism hub in the Bicol region.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bicol back to normal, alert status lifted; Quezon fishers rue lost earnings


Disaster authorities here lifted on Friday the alert status from high to normal in the provinces of Camarines Norte and Catanduanes after receiving an order from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to lift the emergency warning, the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol said.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Reviving the ‘Bicol Express’

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The plains of the countryside, the landscapes of hills and coconut trees, the serenity of remote villages, views of the sea and high bridges – these were some of the scenes that were unique to passengers aboard a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train which left Tutuban station in Manila a few minutes past 7 a.m. on May 22.

Posted: May 30th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »