Camarines Norte - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Camarines Norte


DepEd probes mask-sharing at graduation rites in Bicol

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:46 AM

'We would like to reiterate that graduation and moving up rites that require face-to-face interaction are postponed until further notice,' says DepEd, following a viral video of students sharing a face mask in Daet, Camarines Norte

MASK-SHARING. Students from a public school in Daet, Camarines Norte were seen sharing a single mask for their "graduation" pictorial. Screenshot from the viral video

Camarines Norte’s 1st coronavirus patient dies

May 16, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The patient, identified as Bicol #61, was a 45-year-old male from Labo, Camarines Norte

Albay bans pigs, pork products from Camarines provinces

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Albay seals its border after pigs in neighboring CamSur are tested postive for African swine flu

SAFE. The city government of Legazpi conducts boodle fight with DA officials held at SM City Legazpi to show off that pork is safe to eat in Albay following the spread of ASF virus in the country. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) Different local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) by evacuating residents ahead of its landfall

Families evacuated as Typhoon Tisoy cancels SEA Games windsurfing event

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) More than 3,000 people are in evacuation centers by Sunday afternoon, December 1, mostly in schools and gymnasiums in Camarines Norte

PREPARATIONS. Camarines Norte provincial officials hold a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting on Sunday, December 1, 2019, ahead of Typhoon Tisoy. Photo from Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office - Camarines Norte's Facebook page

Sandiganbayan junks graft cases vs ex-Camarines Norte officials

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the prosecution 'failed to prove the charges' against former Camarines Norte officials involved in a transaction back in 2004

Sandiganbayan June 30, 2018 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Supreme Court 'sets precedent' in allowing governor to serve '4th term'

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Supreme Court is narrowly split, 8-6, in ruling that Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado can serve his '4th term' because his dismissal from service is an involuntary interruption exempt from the constitutional 3-term limit

'4TH TERM?' The Supreme Court allows Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado to serve his 4th consecutive term after it ruled that suspensions and dismissals from the Ombudsman were involuntary interruption to his terms. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Camarines Norte State College converted into university

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The state college becomes the University of Camarines Norte through Republic Act No. 11399

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Comelec affirms cancellation of Camarines Norte governor's candidacy

May 09, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The Commission on Elections votes to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

BARRED. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking another term as governor. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

Comelec cancels candidacy of Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking a 4th term

BARRED. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking another term as governor. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

A week's haul: P472.6-M cocaine bricks found on Philippine shores

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Cocaine bricks are found on the shores of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Camarines Norte, and Quezon

Pope names new bishop of Daet

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Rev. Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon succeeds Archbishop Gilbert Garcera, who was appointed archbishop of Lipa in February 2017

NEW PRELATE. Pope Francis appoints Rev. Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon as the new and 4th bishop of the Diocese of Daet. Photo courtesy of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines Facebook page

Ex-Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco Jr convicted of graft

Nov 27, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The Sandiganbayan's 2nd Division also found the former governor liable for causing undue injury to the complainant, a businessman who 'now lives in a small hut' after failing to get paid for a P15-million contract in 2002

EX-GOVERNOR. Former Camarines Norte governor Jesus 'Atoy Typoco Jr during the 2016 election campaign. Photo from the Facebook page of Atoy Typoco Jr

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel has been installed as the new governor

DISMISSED. The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Cop killed, 6 hurt in Camarines Norte rebel attack

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:31 PM

The policemen were attacked in Labo, Camarines Norte, says Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PNP regional spokesperson

Briones inspects schools devastated by Typhoon Nina

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

At least 118 schools in Bicol Mimaropa and Calabarzon regions are being used as evacuation centers for about 4 050 families affected by Typhoon Nina

AERIAL INSPECTION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday, December 27, joins an aerial inspection of the areas affected by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of DepEd

Typhoon Nina affects over 100,000 in PH

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Thousands remain in evacuation centers as Typhoon Nina continues to move away from the Philippines

DEVASTATED. Residential areas in Naga City were shattered by Typhoon Nina. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED People affected by Typhoon Nina need your help and support This page shows the various ways you can help

Bicol protesters: Hold Duterte accountable for Marcos burial

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Marches and rallies denouncing President Duterte s decision to allow a hero s burial for Marcos are held in Legazpi Daet Naga Sorsogon and Virac in the Bicol region

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel will assume the post governor while First Provincial Board Member Michael Canlas becomes vice governor

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

'Escudero supporters switched to Robredo to prevent a Marcos win'

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Political analyst Richard Heydarian says Leni Robredo became the rallying point for the reformist vote that wants to stop the return of Marcos to office

2016 elections: Which senators are winning in Bicol provinces?

May 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Reelectionist Franklin Drilon is the leading senatorial candidate in 3 of 6 Bicol provinces

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Beautiful Bicol: What you can see, eat, and do

Apr 09, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Find out how you can hike the hills of Quitinday swim with the fish in Matnog feast at Bicol s restaurants and more

Subic Beach. Photo via Dennis Ruiz

Camarines Norte hospitals merge meal budgets to make ends meet

Oct 27, 2015 - 6:10 PM

As a result state auditors say patients with health insurance got less than what they were supposed to get so indigent patients could have enough

Graft charges filed vs ex-Cam Norte gov over fertilizer scam

Oct 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Former Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco is found to awarded the procurement of fertilizers to an unregistered company without bidding

GRAFT. Former Camarines Norte governor Jesus Typoco is slapped with charges after the anomalous purchase of fertilizers. Photo from Typoco's Facebook page

Who is running in Bicol | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Bicol

Camarines Norte congressman dies

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Camarines Norte 2nd District Representative Elmer Panotes 75 had a long bout with prostate cancer

BICOL LAWMAKER. Camarines Norte Representative Elmer Panotes dies after a long bout with prostate cancer. Photo from the official website of the House of Representatives

Children of the mines

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:01 PM

An 11 year old boy has to work hard just to earn a hundred pesos while the rest of our congressmen are wasting money on substandard infrastructure projects

Kids use a wooden pan to extract gold from a mixture of mud and sand which comes from a pit with up to 8 meters deep. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

LP kicks out Camarines Norte gov over mistress scandal

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:34 PM

It is necessary that its members should strive at all times to uphold the honor and maintain the dignity of the party even in their private lives reads the Liberal Party s resolution on Governor Edgardo Tallado

13 provinces under storm signals as Chedeng weakens

Apr 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Catanduanes is under storm signal number 2 while 12 other provinces in Luzon are under signal number 1 as Chedeng approaches land

Image courtesy of PAGASA

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The NDRRMC s December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces

NPA rebels torch construction equipment in CamNorte

Dec 24, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The attack happens before the NPA declared ceasefire and in the middle of a suspension of military operations by the AFP Southern Luzon Command

Gold rush

Oct 25, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Death danger and destruction in the mining town of Paracale Camarines Norte has its equivalent weight in gold

Camarines Norte gov's wife: I fear for my life

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:20 AM

UPDATED Umalis ako ng bahay namin dahil alam kong hindi na ako safe sa aming tahanan I left our home because I know I m not safe anymore Josefina Tallado the wife of Camarines Norte Governor Egay Tallado says

MISSING. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado with his wife, Josie. Photo from Tallado's Facebook account

MISSING: Camarines Norte governor's wife, aide

Oct 19, 2014 - 11:18 PM

A round the clock search operation is ordered after the car of Governor Edgardo Tallado s wife was found abandoned along Maharlika Highway in Lupi Camarines Sur on October 18

MISSING. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado with his wife, Josie. Photo from Tallado's Facebook account

False teeth, real gold, and Paracale’s lone denture maker

Sep 28, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Meet the man responsible for many smiles in Paracale Camarines Norte a town that thrives on gold

The accidental teachers

Sep 06, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Three awardees of Metrobank s Search for Outstanding Teachers talk about how they ended up teaching and why they love doing it

INBORN. (From L-R) Dr Noel Ibis, Anna Abellera, and Dr Resurreccion Sadaba talk to Rappler about how they ended up teaching and why they're loving it. File photos from Metrobank Foundation

DENR raids illegal mining plant in CamNorte

Feb 09, 2014 - 5:06 PM

An MGB NBI team raids a mining plant of Bo Hai Top Mining in Labo Camarines Norte for operating without a permit

Barangay polls in 2 Luzon towns stalled

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:36 AM

UPDATED Voting in 3 barangays in Vinzons Camarines Norte are now ongoing Meanwhile elections in Calayan Cagayan will be reset to October 30 and 31

Santi intensifies; 6 provinces signal no. 1

Oct 10, 2013 - 11:18 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA said storm signals are now hoisted over 6 provinces

Typhoon Labuyo: 6 areas under signal #3

Aug 11, 2013 - 11:27 AM

PAGASA forecasts Labuyo to go towards Aurora and is forecast to make landfall in the northern part of the province early Monday

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:32 a.m., 11 August 2013. Image courtesy PAGASA

Labuyo strengthens further; Catanduanes signal #3

Aug 11, 2013 - 7:20 AM

The typhoon could still intensify and is still on track to make landfall over Aurora by Monday morning August 12

IN PHOTOS: Self-flagellation of Catholic devotees

Mar 30, 2013 - 3:00 PM

A disabled man and a man who opted for a metal chain over the regular bamboo whip are among the flagellants of Camarines Norte

SC: Digital copies of ballots acceptable in protests

Feb 04, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Images of the ballots in encrypted form are digitized representations of the ballots themselves

IMAGES ARE AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING. The SC said this rings true when it comes to ballots used in the automated elections.

Alert back on for South Korea rocket launch

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Parts of the country s Pacific seaboard are back on alert as South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KOREA POOL

Low pressure area to bring rain to east PH

Aug 12, 2012 - 11:49 AM

Scattered rain and thunderstorms are expected in eastern parts of the country Sunday August 12 as an active low pressure area approaches Luzon

PH seizes illegal China-bound ore

Jun 21, 2012 - 6:31 PM

Authorities in Camarines Norte seize iron ore worth US 2 M bound for China