How a man selling flowers ended in a video that went viral

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 02/14/2022

  CEBU, Philippines—A TikTok video uploaded by a freelance photographer and filmmaker from Bicol of a man selling little bouquets at a mall’s parking lot is making rounds online. Mark Kelvin Aliliran identified the man as MJ…

295 passengers, 97 vehicles stranded in Bicol ports due to ‘Jolina’

Mar Arguelles 09/07/2021

LEGAZPI CITY––At least 295 passengers and 97 vehicles were stranded Tuesday in major ports in Bicol after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) enforced the no-sailing policy before the state weather bureau raised storm signal warnings due to…

Typhoon Bising displaces 130,000, leaves 2 dead in Bicol

Ma. April Mier-Manjares, Mars Arguelles, Stephanie Florida 04/21/2021

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — Floods and landslides caused by moderate to heavy rain dumped by Typhoon “Bising” (international name Surigae), which affected Bicol region over the weekend and Monday, forced 39,341 families or 137,532 people to…

15,852 families evacuated in Bicol

Mars Arguelles 04/19/2021

LEGAZPI CITY –– At least 15,852 families (57,793 people) living in areas prone to floods, landslides, and storm surges in Bicol were moved to safer grounds Sunday. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said Catanduanes,…

Thousands flee floods in Western Visayas, Bicol

Carla Gomez, Mar Arguelles, Nikka Valenzuela 01/10/2021

Only days after cleaning up the mud caused by floods eight days ago, thousands of families in the Western Visayas and Bicol regions again tried to battle nature as a seasonal weather system pounded them with incessant…

PRO-7 sends another batch of relief goods to Bicol

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/14/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has sent this Saturday, November 14, 2020, its third batch of relief goods to victims of typhoon Rolly in Bicol. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius…

Chan: 500 sacks of rice for Bicol turned over to PRO-7

Futch Anthony Inso 11/09/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has already turned over 500 sacks of rice to the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) on November 5, 2020, for families affected by the onslaught of super…

PRO-7 sends P1.3 million worth of relief goods to Bicol

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/04/2020

SANTA CATALINA, Negros Oriental — About P1.3 million worth of goods were shipped to Bicol today, November 4, 2020, by personnel from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (POR-7), Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN), and the Office…

Central Visayas cops tapped for typhoon relief efforts in Bicol

Catherine Gonzales 11/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Police Regional Office 7 (Central Visayas) has been instructed to help the Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol Region) provide response efforts for communities affected by the onslaught of tropical storm Rolly.  PNP chief…

79 OFWs in Bicol get P10,000 aid

Mar S. Arguelles 02/12/2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– At least 79 Bicolano Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were affected by the travel ban in China, Hong Kong, and Macau because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), would receive P10,000 financial assistance from the…

Tail end of cold front to bring cloudy skies over Bicol, Eastern Visayas

Katrina Hallare 01/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The tail end of a cold front will bring cloudy skies over the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical…

Artist from Bicol pays tribute to viral kid vendor

Raul Constantine Tabanao 06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Artist Bryle Mortega Napay paid tribute to the viral young boy selling mangoes after he was ‘moved’ about the story of the kid. The 26-year-old Napay made a 3D photo of the viral boy…

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