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THE SOUND OF SILENCE

The biggest religious festival in Bicol Region has just gone by. Thousands or probably even millions of devotees from all over the archipelago and elsewhere around the world came and paid respects to Our Lady of Peñafrancia (whom we fondly call Ina), participated in liturgical celebrations and, by privilege or luck, managed to be part of the chosen few...

Radyo Veritas Legazpi ranks 3rd in Kantar Survey

With 21.24% audience share, DWBS 1008 Radyo Veritas Legazpi placed 3rd in the 2018 Kapisana ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Kantar Media Survey for Legazpi City AM stations. Station manager, Rev. Fr. Paulo B. Barandon who regarded the percentage as the "BIGGEST increase in audience share" thanked supporters of the station and congratulated his media team for the “overwhelming”...

DSWD holds Congress on Alternative Parental Care

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office 5 held the 2nd Regional Congress on Alternative Parental Care Program at the Casablanca Hotel and Convention Center in Legazpi City on September 18 to 19. The activity aims at raising the appreciation and awareness of the participants on child adoption and foster care. It also seeks to empower local officials...

Damage by fire reaches 21M

The Bureau of Fire Protection Bicol (BFP) records a total of 196 fire incidents from January to June 2018 in the region with an estimated P21M worth of damages to properties. The province of Camarines Sur having 74 incidents recorded highest among the provinces, followed by Albay with 50, Masbate 29, Sorsogon 20, Camarines Norte with 14 and Catanduanes with...

Ompong eases drought in Catanduanes

Catanduanes Governor Joseph “Boboy” Cua claimed that water levels in the island have increased due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) that hit the country on September 16 where the province was placed on Typhoon Signal Number 1. The governor said that Ompong reversed the effects of the 2-month drought that resulted to insufficient supply of water in the province forcing several...

LGU, CSC take job fair to the Mall

The Legazpi City Government, Albay Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) and Civil Service Commission (CSC) together with government agencies in Bicol held the 2018 Government Job Fair and Government Express at the newly inaugurated SM Mall Legazpi on September 18-19, 2018. CSC Bicol Regional Director Cecille Nieto said that the partnership of government agencies in the job fair unlocks better...

Never Attack a Priest? The Lie of Clericalism

The column title problematizes a “prayer” formulated from alleged “revelations” revealed to a certain “Mutter Vogel” in the first quarter of the twentieth century. “Never Attack a Priest” has found circulation in the Philippines at least through the anthology Straight From the Heart: A Prayer Companion (Makati: St Pauls, 2007) edited by Mario Jose Ladra. The internet does not...

Bishop Baylon leads SM Inauguration

In his homily during the blessing and inauguration of the newly opened SM Mall Legazpi on September 13, Bishop Joel Z. Baylon said that the mall is an ‘extra-thing’ as its owners and operators continue to share their blessings with the community. “The Christian ethics is about extra things. It is about the extra mile- that you would go with...

Diocese of Legazpi positions Katiwala 1008

The Diocese of Legazpi through the Diocesan Multi-Media Incorporated (DMMSI) initiated Katiwala 1008 a fund campaign strategy to support the diocesan vision of an “integrated media services for the renewed integral evangelization”. The project aims to create a community of at least 1008 members who will commit P1800 annually for 3 years in support of the ACT Media Plan. The...

Robredo graces barangay council training

Vice President Leni Robredo graced the Sangguniang Barangay Legislative Empowerment Training in Albay on September 13 to 14 at the Concourse Convention Center in Legazpi City. Robredo stressed during her keynote speech the importance of the legislative training in the implementation of programs and activities in barangays. The training was aimed at equipping newly elected barangay council members with skills in...

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