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People vs Pandemic: How these mayors’ priorities protected their communities

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Legazpi City prepares a table for the quarantined

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM

‘The local government should be felt. ’Pag nag-lockdown ka, ’tapos pinabayaan mo ang mga tao, ’wag ka na,’ says Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal

CITY LIGHTS. Legazpi City during one of Mayon Volcano's recent eruptions. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bicol Region's 2 coronavirus testing centers now operational

May 28, 2020 - 10:08 PM

The two coronavirus testing facilities are located in Bicol's major cities of Legazpi and Naga

BICOL TEST CENTER. Combo photos of the Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (left)in Legazpi City and the lBicol Medical Center in Naga City.

Bicol's weeklong zero-streak ends with patient No. 69 in Legazpi City

May 28, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The new COVID-19 case comes on the first day of Bicol Region's transitiion into a modified general community quarantine

QUARANTINE. File photo of the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi City reiterates rules vs discrimination of frontliners, OFWs

May 23, 2020 - 12:51 PM

The Legazpi City government gives the reminder following reports and complaints from residents who were harassed because they were suspected to be coronavirus carriers

CITY HALL. Legazpi City Hall in Albay. Photo by Irvin Parco Sto. Tomas/Wikimedia Commons

Bicol hospital cuts down admission of patients as staff get coronavirus

May 05, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City, Albay is transferring patients to other government and private hospitals

The region's biggest government tertiary hospital, Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital limits patients admission for non-COVID-19 and emergency cases after more than 100 medical health workers subjected to quarantine. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

IATF approves Albay request to extend ECQ

May 02, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Albay has 3 new cases on Friday, bringing its total to 31, based on the tracker

Legazpi City records first coronavirus death

Apr 19, 2020 - 10:11 PM

The Department of Health's Bicol office says the patient also had diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease

DOH Bicol confirms first 3 coronavirus cases

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Two male patients are now admitted at the Bicol Regional and Training Hospital, while the female case is confined at the Bicol Medical Center

Legazpi City imposes curfew due to coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 9:25 AM

The curfew is from 9 pm to 4 am daily and will cover all persons within the city, including those who are just visiting

Rappler story on out-of-school youth in Bicol wins DOLE media award

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program

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)

Legazpi cops sue man who 'pretended' to be sick with novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The man reportedly laid down and acted sick in front of a popular mall in Legazpi City

How this Albay village keeps its Christmas tradition alive with ‘Bulilit Pastores’

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:15 PM

In Legazpi City, young children sing and dance to 'Pastores-A-Belen' before Christmas Day, continuing the age-old and unique Christmas tradition of Bicol to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ

BLOOMING. Bulilit Pastores, comprised of 12 young boys and girls performing a reenactment of the birth of Jesus Christ, showcases the colorful Christmas tradition of Bicol through a contest at the Penaranda Park on December 19. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

LOOK: Christmas village brings holiday cheer to Legazpi City

Dec 14, 2019 - 4:38 PM

The Christmas village in Sawangan Waterfront Park cheers up Bicolanos affected by Typhoon Tisoy

Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Legazpi Airport rehabilitation could take up to 40 days

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:42 PM

While the rehabilitation is ongoing, the airport's international arrival area will be used as its interim pre-departure area

MAJOR DAMAGE. The Legazpi Airport passenger terminal was heavily damaged when Typhoon Tisoy made landfall in Sorsogon last December 2. Photo by Simvale Sayat/AFP

Duterte to visit Bicol as Typhoon Tisoy leaves agriculture, housing damage

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The damage to fisheries and livestock in Sorsogon province alone is estimated at nearly P700 million

ALBAY HIT. Strong winds and heavy rain toppled electrical posts, trees, and debris in Legazpi, Albay, blocking roads in some areas across Bicol after Typhoon Tisoy battered the region for nearly 8 hours. Photos from Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Typhoon Tisoy leaves 600 families homeless in Albay

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Albay remains powerless while communication lines are were also affected by typhoon

AFTERMATH. Residents of coastal villages in Legazpi City are left homeless by Typhoon Tisoy after barreling for province of Albay for 8 hours from Monday, December 2, until Tuesday morning, December 3, 2019. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

LOOK: Legazpi Airport sustains heavy damage due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara says they will inspect the airport facilities soon as weather in the province improves

A view of the destroyed wall of the passenger terminal in Legaspi City, Albay province, south of Manila on December 3, 2019, after Typhoon Kamurri battered the province. - Typhoon Kammuri lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns. (Photo by Simvale SAYAT / AFP)

Taiwanese siblings complete 2019 Mayon Triathlon sweep

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite juggling their studies and sport, the Changs dominate the men and women’s divisions of the swim-bike-run event

FAMILY AFFAIR. Chang Ting Ting and Chang Chia Hao celebrate their title run with the podium finishers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Aussies nab 2nd straight leg as foreigners dominate Le Tour Stage 4

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Jesse Coyle rules the grueling Legazpi-Sorsogon leg after teammate Samuel Hill topped Stage 3

ENDGAME. Le Tour de Filipinas enters its fifth and final stage. Pool photo


Retired police colonel running for councilor killed in Legazpi City

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) Retired Police Colonel Ramiro Bausa, an independent candidate for Legazpi City councilor, was a former Camarines Sur police chief

SLAIN CANDIDATE. Former Camarines Sur police chief Ramiro Bausa was eyeing a seat in the Legazpi City Council. Photo from the Facebook page of Ramiro Mendenilla Bausa

Out-of-school youth, undergrads shift to becoming full-time workers

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:31 AM

'I thought my life is going nowhere. Thanks to JobStart, I got hope,' says teenage father Stonelieh Constante of the DOLE's program in Bicol

LIFE CHANGER. 18-year-old Stonelieh Constante takes a photo at their site. He is now working as a hydraulic excavator. Photos courtesy of Stonelieh Constante

3 dead as floods trigger landslide in Legazpi City

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) Another woman is reportedly crushed by another landslide in Bulan, Sorsogon

 Flooding in low lying areas are swelling due to heavy rainfall brought by amihan in Bicol. At least 40 families or 2  120 people isolated in Barangay zone 7 of libon town the catch basin of Albay and Camarines Sure. Mayor Dadz Moronilla of libon, albay asked rubber boots from Phil. Navy and Albay Public Safely Emergency Management office to send them militayr truck for escue aside from rubber boats. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

How Legazpi City fights drugs through its health office

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The city government holds the community-based rehabilitation program in an air-conditioned venue and provides food for participants to show them that they matter

LEGAZPI CITY HALL. The facade of Legazpi City Hall. Photo from RioHondo at English Wikipedia

Bicol bishop slams broadcaster's slay: 'Voice of truth will never be stifled'

Jul 21, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi joins other voices in Bicol seeking justice for hard-hitting Albay broadcaster Joey Llana

AMBUSHED. Police check the vehicle of slain Albay broadcaster Joey Llana in Daraga, Albay, on July 20, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

DILG federalism roadshow's 'surprise' guest in Albay

Jul 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) This official did not only have a video presentation at a federalism convention attended by thousands in Albay, he had his speech read by a fellow Cabinet official too

ROADSHOW. Hundreds of participants gathered at the federalism roadshow in Legazpi City on July 6, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Former New Zealand beauty queen competes in Xterra Albay

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Kristy Jennings and Bradley Weiss join the off-road triathlon in Legazpi City, Albay

SPORTSWOMAN. Former beauty queen Kristy Jennings is in the Philippines for a series of sporting events. Photo from Jennings' Instagram

Solar-powered cross joins Albay Gulf's coral garden

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The artificial reef is part of the Coral Genesis project which seeks to promote healthy coral growth in Albay Gulf through faith and technology

CORAL REGENERATION. The solar-powered coral genesis cross is towed to its site in the Albay Gulf. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi bishop calls for vigilance: 'Go on speaking and do not be silent'

May 14, 2018 - 8:33 AM

'With the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno based on the flimsiest legal grounds and contrary to the spirit and letter of the constitution, we join countless voices throughout the country in sounding the alarm,' Bishop Joel Baylon says

PASTORAL LETTER. Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon urges people to not be afraid to speak out against injustice in a pastoral letter. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

China’s 2nd biggest city signs sisterhood pact with Legazpi

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:59 PM

'We've come to Legazpi City to see beautiful Mayon and partner with Mayor Noel Rosal to strengthen tourism, education, agriculture, and best practices,' Hengyang City mayor Gong Xueye says at a sisterhood pact meeting at the Oriental Hotel

SISTERHOOD PACT. Vice Mayor Gong Xueye of Hengyang City, in the Hunan province  of China, gives a token to Mayor Noel Rosal during the sisterhood pact held at The Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler.

Legazpi City Domestic Airport reopens for commercial operations

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific resumes daytime flights from January 27-29 while early morning and evening flights remain cancelled

IN THE SHADOW OF MAYON. Legazpi City Domestic Airport resumes operations. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers, endangering farmers in 'no man's land'

Jan 19, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Because of the fertile soil there, a number of vegetable farmers continuously return to the area declared as 'no man's land' to harvest crops – despite the strict prohibition of Phivolcs officials

CAMALLIG TOWN FARMING. Farmers in Camalig town till their farmland while the restive Mayon volcano ejects lava. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Ginebra-NLEX game moved from Legazpi to Cuneta Astrodome

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The venue is changed due to the threat of a Mayon Volcano eruption, but the PBA assures fans it will set another playdate for Legazpi

POSTPONED. Bicolano fans await their next PBA game in Legaspi City. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mayon Volcano disrupts Manila-Legazpi flights

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations related to the possible eruption of the Mayon Volcano

Legazpi gov't awarded for making city 'favorite convention destination'

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:20 AM

The city government is given the Gold Trailblazer Award by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia under the Performance Governance System

GOLD. Legazpi City government won gold in the recent Performance Governance System awards by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia.

WATCH: #MoveSessions featuring Bicolano band First String Acoustic

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:34 PM

#MoveSessions showcases the talent of up-and-coming artists from communities and schools. Bookmark this page to catch the live jam at 8pm, Thursday

Beyond lessons, special educators spread hope among SPED learners

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Proving that there are no limits to learning, Hilarion Daen Jr. and Edna Blacer are teaching SPED students at Rawis Elementary School despite their own difficulties – Hilarion is hearing-impaired while Edna is nearly blind

SPECIAL EDUCATION. Teacher Hilarion handles kindergarten pupils with hearing deficiencies. All photos courtesy of the Rawis Elementary School

The education secretary who came from a 'dynasty of teachers'

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

A former teacher herself, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones urges teachers to continue learning something new every day

We owe our country's success to teachers – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:53 PM

'Bakit tayo nagtuturo?' Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks the country's teachers as she leads the celebration of National Teachers' Day in Legazpi City




IN PHOTOS: A daylong tribute to the country's teachers

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:07 AM

In celebration of National Teachers' Day, the Department of Education recognizes the role teachers play in the positive change the country seeks to achieve

FLOWERS. The Department of Education distributes flowers to over 6,000 teachers who attended the National Teachers' Day celebration in Legazpi City.

DepEd hosts National Teachers’ Day celebration in Legazpi City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:48 PM

DepEd's theme for Teachers’ Day is 'Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso' aims to recognize the role of teachers in honing the full potential of students towards nation-building

Legazpi bishop: 'Let us unite to stop the killings!'

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:03 AM

'We shall teach the young to shun illegal drugs, and also to uphold the life and dignity of the human person,' Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon says

END THE KILLINGS. Bishop Joel  Baylon calls on the Duterte administration to stop the killings in the drug war. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Radio broadcaster survives shooting incident in Legazpi

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:37 PM

UPDATED Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security PTFoMS denounces the shooting incidetn against Sasis

THE SASIS SHOOTING. Radio commentator Carlos Sasis (in white shirt) of Zagitsit News FM narrates to police investigators the murder attempts to his life by unidentified gunman on Thursday morning. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

#SharePH: ATV adventure at the foot of Mayon Volcano

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Drive through clear streams dusty paths and rough roads in an ATV at the foot of majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

ATV RIDE. Drive through long stretches of streams and bumpy roads, a 9-kilometer thrilling ride until you reach the village-managed base camp. Photo by Rappler

Children join Earth Hour celebration in Legazpi City

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Elementary pupils call on the public to save the seas and protect forests during Legazpi City s commemoration of Earth Hour 2017

EARTH HOUR. Children join Earth Hour commemoration in Legazpi on March 25, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

News Briefs: February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 10

Albay youth: Why was Marcos buried despite pending appeal?

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM

We are calling on the people to join our cause This is without political color Our aim is to attain justice for the victims of Marcos regime says a youth leader who marched to Pinaglabanan Monument in downtown Legazpi City

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Frayna recalls hard road to become PH's Woman Chess Grandmaster

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Janelle Mae Frayna the Philippines first Woman Chess Grandmaster wants to encourage fellow chess players to pursue their dreams and not give up despite the difficulties

HOMECOMING. WGM Janelle May Frayna receives a hero's welcome from the city government of Legazpi. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia