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Camarines Sur congresswoman Marissa Andaya dies of cancer

Jul 06, 2020 - 12:30 AM

Former congressman Rolando Andaya Jr says his wife Marissa was a 'cancer warrior' for 7 years

'Pechay for free': Family in CamSur takes up gardening to help neighbors

May 04, 2020 - 2:15 PM

Aside from being able to help others during the coronavirus lockdown, the Furio family also manages to squeeze in some quality bonding time in their garden

FREE PECHAY. As a way to help out during the coronavirus crisis, the Furio family gives away pechay they've planted for their neighbors. All photos from Nancy Furio

'Keep the lockdown': Anxiety sweeps provinces as coronavirus quarantines ease

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Many people refuse to open the borders and allow outsiders to enter their provinces, including fellow residents who are stranded elsewhere and have waited for weeks to return to their homes

CONTINUING OUTBREAK. Transport hubs are now tightening security and safety measures following the spread of the novel coronavirus to the Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

It's just exercise, PNP-SAF says of viral video of cop shooting lockdown violator

Apr 24, 2020 - 8:07 PM

The video of a simulated police arrest in Sipocot, Camarines Sur, goes viral two days after the fatal shooting by a cop of retired Army Corporal Winston Ragos

SIMULATION. This frame is part of a viral video depicting a simulated confrontation between a police officer and a lockdown violator in Sipocot, Camarines Sur. Screencap of viral video

DOH Bicol reports 4th coronavirus case

Mar 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The 4th patient is a 60-year-old female from Guinobatan, Albay

Bicol LGUs report over 97,000 being monitored for coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) DOH Bicol warns: 'The coronavirus disease is already in our doorstep'

BICOL SITUATION. Ernie Vera, DOH Bicol director, meets the media. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

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

[OPINION] A call to Libmaneños: Let's start refusing plastic

Dec 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

I believe that it's high time for the municipality of Libmanan to help address our plastic problem and act for the future generations of Libmaneños

At least 2 dead as PNR train hits van in Camarines Sur

Dec 20, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Police say 15 others are injured in the collision in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, on Thursday, December 19

2 passengers, including a public school teacher, are killed in vehicular mishap in Camarines Sur. Photos courtesy by Libmanan PNP

Areas under state of calamity due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Here is a list of areas placed under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) in December 2019

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

Transport coop makes pitch for 'affordable, safe' rehabilitated jeepney

Nov 16, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'We want the government to know that it is what small operators are capable of paying for and it is also good enough and safe for the passengers,' says Libmanan Transport Service Cooperative president Marino Traballo

Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

9 killed in Camarines Sur bus-van collision

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:10 AM

The van driver and 8 passengers died on the spot, according to the police

COLLISION. Police say at least 9 were killed after a bus collided with a passenger van in Pamplona, Camarines Sur. Photo from PNP Regional Command

Dead sperm whale in Camarines Sur had fractured jaw – BFAR

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Bicol says the results of the necropsy on the young female sperm whale showed it had a jaw fracture 'attributed to a single, high-energy impact which is unknown as of this time'

NECROPSY. The carcass of the young female sperm whale in Caramoan, Camarines Sur. Photo courtesy of BFAR Bicol

Green sea turtle, whales found lifeless on Bicol shores

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Local residents bury the carcasses with the supervision of environment officials

DEAD. A 15-year-old green sea turtle is found dead in the shoreline of Barangay Calayucay in Sto Domingo, Albay. Photo courtesy of Andy Magdregalejo

De Lima stayed by mother's side during emotional reunion back home

Aug 15, 2019 - 9:23 PM

'The humanity that she has, she got from our mother. So it was really a very moving moment,' says Senator Leila de Lima's brother Vicboy

'CLOSE RELATIONSHIP'. In this photo, then-DOJ chief Leila de Lima filed her certificate of candidacy for senator in 2016 with her mother. Rappler file photo

Giant leatherback sea turtle found dead in Camarines Sur

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:06 PM

(UPDATED) Environment officials say the cause of death could have been drowning as the pawikan failed to resurface for oxygen

DEAD. A giant leatherback sea turtle is found dead in Bula, Camarines Sur. Photo courtesy of DENR

Ambulance crash kills 2 medics transporting pregnant mother

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The driver and two other passengers are reported to have been severely injured and are rushed to the Bicol Medical Center for treatment

Activist Neptali Morada gunned down in Naga City

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:09 PM

(UPDATED) The victim is a former regional head of the political party Bayan Muna, and works as a staff member of former Camarines Sur vice governor Ato Peña

NEPTALI MORADA. Activist Neptali Morada is shot and killed on June 17, 2019. Image from PNP regional command in Bicol

Bride-to-be, 12 others killed in 'pamamanhikan' truck mishap

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) After 'pamamanhikan,' a bride-to-be and 12 of the groom's friends and relatives die in a Camarines Sur truck accident

CRASHED. Bodies of dead and injured passengers scatter around the battered truck in San Fernando, Camarines Sur. Photo from Bicol Region police

Andaya loses to Villafuerte for Camarines Sur governor

May 20, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The Camarines Sur congressman fails to unseat the son of his bitter rival LRay Villafuerte

DEFEATED. Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr is not going to be governor. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Stellar award: 3 Camarines Sur students get planets named after them

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:39 PM

High school students Eugene Rivera, Joscel Manzanero, and Keith Cadores earn the honor after winning in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – the largest pre-college science competition in the world

AWARDEES. Camarines Sur High School students (3rd to 5th left) Keith Cadores, Eugene Rivera, and Joscel Manzanero were among the winners at the 2018 Intel ISEF. Photo from the Department of Education

Bicol PNP monitoring armed groups in Camarines Sur, Masbate, Albay

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The police in the region also report it has recovered over 600 firearms since the start of the Comelec gun ban

Police Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal, PNP Bicol regional director presents to the media on Wednesday afternoon at Camp Gen. Simeon Ola at least 612 recovered high powered loose firearms in span of two months PNP and Comelec check points across the region.(Rhaydz B. Barcia

Led by Baste Duterte, HNP woos voters in Robredo province

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The administration-allied Senate slate is hosted by two rivals in the Camarines Sur gubernatorial elections: Rolando Andaya Jr and Miguel Villafuerte

Presidential son Baste Duterte takes the place of his older sister Sara in campaigning for Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, on Wednesday morning, March 13. The slate is hosted by Representative Nonoy Andaya at the Libmanan Municipal Compound. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

In Naga, Otso Diretso bets throw shade at Marcoses

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'Ipinagtatanggol ko lamang po 'yong mga legal na pamamaraan. Para hindi siya madaya no'ng isang taong hindi marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo,' says Romulo Macalintal, the lead legal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo

OTSO DIRETSO. Vice President Leni Robredo joins the Otso Diretso slate as it officially kicks off its campaign for the 2019 senatorial elections in Naga City on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Photo by OVP

IN PHOTOS: Otso Diretso visits tomb of Jesse Robredo

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The opposition senatorial candidates say the visit is 'symbolic' as they aspire to be as 'decent and excellent' as the late DILG chief

SLATE COMPLETE. The Otso Diretso senatorial bets pose for a picture at ex-DILG chief Jesse Robredo's tomb. Photo by Mara Capeda/Rappler

Gutoc uses ‘faithful boyfriend’ analogies to teach students about peace

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Peace education starts with having only one girlfriend!' Otso Diretso senatorial bet Samira Gutoc tells high school students in Iriga City

PEACE AND RESPECT. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc teaches a thing or two about peace and faithful friends to students ahead of Valentine's Day. Screenshot from Rappler

Otso Diretso bets to Iriganons: 'Our fight is also De Lima’s fight'

Feb 13, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Opposition senatorial candidates tell the people in the hometown of Senator Leila de Lima that they can count on them to fight for justice and human rights

HOME TURF. A standee of detained senator Leila de Lima outside her home in Iriga City on February 13, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso heads to Leni and Jesse’s turf to woo Bicolano vote

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:17 AM

The 8 opposition candidates tour Camarines Sur, home province of the Robredos

VOTE-RICH. Otso Diretso candidates swing through Camarines Sur. Photo by Mara Capeda/Rappler

Camarines Sur Vice Governor Ato Peña resigns

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Camarines Sur Vice Governor Fortunato 'Ato' Peña cites personal reasons for his decision

CAMSUR OFFICIAL. Camarines Sur Vice Governor Fortunato Peña has resigned from his post effective February 28, 2019. Photo from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur Facebook page

Rescuers search for 5 missing tribe members in Camarines Sur

Jan 09, 2019 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) The missing Agta-Tabangnon members, aged 5 to 16, are from villages in Buhi town hit by landslides last week

LANDSLIDE. Heavy rains caused by Tropical Depressio USman caused landslides in Barangay Sta Cruz, Buhi town in Camarines Sur. At least 8 people were killed in the landslides in this village along Buhi Lake. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

22 dead in Camarines Sur due to Usman

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Of the 49 recorded casualties in the province, 27 are still being verified by Camarines Sur disaster officials

LANDSLIDE. A landslide in Barangay Patitinan in Sagnay town in Camarines Sur happened in the aftermath of Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from Lizel Macatangay's Facebook account

IN PHOTOS: Rescue and retrieval operations in Camarines Sur

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The LPA that was Tropical Depression Usman leaves dozens of fatalities and damaged infrastructures

RETRIEVAL OPS. Members of the Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur carry a body bag containing a cadaver from a landslide area in the province. Photo courtesy of Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur

Coast Guard: 21 bodies recovered in Albay, CamSur landslides

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Coast Guard in Bicol says 11 bodies were recovered in Tiwi, Albay, and 10 in Nato, Camarines Sur

3 Bicol provinces under state of calamity due to Usman

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) At least 16 have died in Camarines Sur, 15 in Albay, and 6 in Sorsogon due to Tropical Depression Usman as of Sunday afternoon, December 30

FLOODS. The province of Albay experiences floods triggered by Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from PNP-Bicol Regional Command

Lake Buhi, Lake Bato reach alarm level due to heavy rain

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Lake overflow is 'still threatening' nearby areas, says PAGASA

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Nov 23, 2018 - 10:20 PM

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WATCH: Giant leatherback turtle in Camarines Sur released back to sea

Nov 23, 2018 - 1:11 AM

Residents of Balatan, Camarines Sur, give a giant leatherback turtle a send-off. It got entangled in a fishing net and received treatment for its bruises ashore.

SEND-OFF. Residents of Barangay Duran, Balatan town, give the giant leatherback turtle a send-off after authorities deemed the creature ready for release. Photo courtesy of Ryan Cendiño

LOOK: Giant leatherback turtle caught in Camarines Sur

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) The female leatherback sea turtle, accidentally caught off the coast of Balatan town, weighs 500 kilos and has a carapace length of 1.75 meters. It was later released back to the sea.

GIANT TURTLE. Children are dwarfed by the 500-kilo leatherback turtle. Photos by Ryan Cediño, NSAP Enumerator/BFAR

FDA chief not target of ambush, says Camarines Sur top cop

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'Hindi nila alam na andoon si FDA [chief]. Nagkataon lang na nando'n,' says Camarines Sur police chief Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Pawid

SAFE. FDA chief Director General Nela Charade Puno escapes an ambush allegedly executed by the New People's Army. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FDA chief's convoy ambushed in Camarines Sur

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) At least 3 cops are killed and 3 others wounded, while Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is unharmed, police say

CRIME SCENE. The tailing police vehicle of FDA chief Nela Charade Puno is left bloodied by the gunfire. Photo from Bicol Police

Bicol school official to pay for students' burned belongings – DepEd

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Bicol Central Academy administrator Alexander James Jaucian will pay for damaged laptops, clothing, pocket wifi, cellular phones, school materials, and almost P20,000 of burned cash

BURNT. School bags and their contents are reduced to ashes on the BCA campus grounds. Photo by Earl Vincent Cañaveral

School official who burned students' bags suspended

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) Bicol Central Academy school administrator Alexander James Jaucian is suspended by the school board for 90 days

BURNT. School bags and their contents are reduced to ashes on the BCA campus grounds. Photo by Earl Vincent Cañaveral

Raging school official who burned students' bags should go on leave

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says: 'Hindi naman sila binabayaran para mumurahin o para takutin yung mga bata'

INVESTIGATE. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the DepEd has launched a formal investigation into the burning of student's bags in Bicol Central Academy. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA orders Villafuerte, 3 others to return P24 million

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Former Camarines Sur governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr is ordered to return money donated to an NGO between 2004 and 2005

DepEd Bicol probes burning of students' bags

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The Department of Education's regional office in Bicol says it is 'deeply saddened' by the incident and will look at possible sanctions

Photo by Earl Vincent Cañaveral

Naga to equip PUV drivers with first aid skills

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

A new ordinance in this city in the Bicol region will train drivers of jeepneys, trimobiles, padyak, and e-trikes to become first responders during road crashes

2 suspects in Mayor Bote slay nabbed in Camarines Sur

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:38 AM

(4th UPDATE) Police arrest Florencio Suarez and Robert Gumacay at a routine checkpoint along Andaya Highway in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur

SUSPECTS. Florencio Suarez and Robert Gumacay are identified as suspects in the killing of General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote. PNP photos

PET wants CamSur officials to explain irregularities in ballots

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The electoral tribunal asks local officials about wet ballot seals, missing election returns, and questionable signatures

BALLOTS. Men transfer ballot boxes from a truck to the Legislative Building in Pili, Camarines Sur where representatives from the Supreme Court are waiting for them. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

FACT CHECK: Misleading video on priest in Camarines Sur murder case

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The blog post uses a November 2016 news report that is unrelated to the murder. Authorities have not yet officially named any suspect in the case nor confirmed there is a video of the crime.

Screenshot of website article supposedly showing a video of a murder in Baao, Camarines Sur, reportedly involving a priest