Al Francis Bichara - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Al Francis Bichara


Even locals cannot enter or leave in Albay's hard lockdown

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:58 PM

Albayanons returning to their homes in the province are not allowed to cross the border

Albay governor cancels Magayon Festival

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Governor Al Francis Bichara also creates a task force to prepare Albay from a possible 2019-nCoV outbreak

Albay gov. Al Francis Bichara orders cancellation of month long Magayon Festival set on April to prevent and retain Bicol from novel coronavirus.(Rhaydz B. Barcia)

Albay governor asks mayors to correct 'bloated' typhoon damage reports

Dec 18, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara says the provincial government is 'counterchecking' the Typhoon Tisoy damage reports of the local government units

ALBAY GOV. Albay Governor Al Bichara addresses the regional peace and order council. Photo from the Facebook page of Gov. Al Bichara

Bichara orders mandatory evacuation in Albay due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Towns and cities prone to lahar, landslides, floods, and storm surges are covered by Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara's mandatory evacuation order

FORCED EVACUATION. Albay governor Al Francis Bichara orders the mandatory evacuation of families living in flood, lahar, and landslide prone areas, including communities threatened by storm surges. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Godson to challenge reelectionist Governor Bichara in Albay in 2019

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Vice Governor Harold Imperial of the Liberal Party is running for governor against his godfather, reelectionist Al Francis Bichara of the Nacionalista Party

FACE OFF. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara (left) and Vice Governor Harold Imperial will run against each other in the province's gubernatorial race in May 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Al Francis Bichara

Albay to build mega tent city for Mayon evacuees

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Bicolano businessman Elizalde Co has offered the use of his land for a tent city that can accommodate a maximum of 50,000 families, says Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara

MAYON EVACUEES. Families occupy a classroom used as temporary shelter. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albay under state of calamity due to Mayon Volcano

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara appeals for aid from the national government and the private sector

Over 5,000 Albay residents evacuate due to Mayon Volcano ash eruptions

Jan 14, 2018 - 8:45 PM

An evacuation order is in effect for 17 barangays within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone around the Mayon Volcano

Mayon evacuees take shelter at Cabangan Elementary School for safety as Mount Mayon acting up anew. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

Albay orders evacuation of families from lahar-prone areas

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:53 PM

Food provisions will be distributed to evacuees including those who will seek shelter in private homes according to the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office

Bichara could be Duterte’s 'big guy' in Bicol

May 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The incoming governor says he is willing to accept the post of PDP Laban regional chairman in Bicol to help Duterte with his programs in the countryside

PROCLAIMED. Outgoing second district solon and incoming Albay governor Al Francis Bichara is proclaimed by members of the board of canvassers of the Commission on Elections. Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Bicol politicians promise 1M votes for Duterte

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Several candidates for major local positions even local rivals in the region have formed One Bicol for Duterte 2016

ONE BICOL. Bicol politicians join Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Cayetano in a rally 10 days before elections. They form One Bicol for Duterte 2016 and vow to deliver 1 million votes. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Passport applications via LGUs mulled

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Albay Representative Al Francis Bichara who chairs the House foreign affairs committee says this will especially benefit Filipinos in far flung areas

Rival NGOs beat Napoles in House 'pork barrel'

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel, but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members

Salceda and the dynasties of Albay

May 01, 2013 - 3:38 PM

Joey Salceda the unopposed governor whose endorsement Team PNoy and UNA are fighting over has put his family in the same league as the longer running dynasties in Albay