6.5-magnitude quake hits Bicol region

LEGAZPI CITY — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the provinces of Catanduanes, Masbate, Albay, and Sorsogon on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. No tsunami warning alert…

PDEA-Bicol defends Duterte on Naga City as ‘shabu hotbed’ statement

LEGAZPI CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement tagging Naga City as once a “hotbed” of crystal meth (shabu) has earned the ire of many Bicolanos. However, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency…

Authorities hunt suspects behind dumping of P125-M cocaine in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY — Joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Bicol, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Navy (PN), Philippine Air Force (PAF) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) launched…

PHL Coast Guard: Nearly 1-K passengers stranded in Bicol due to ‘Crising’

MANILA — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has announced that nearly 1,000 passengers were stranded in various ports in the Bicol region due to Tropical Depression Crising. In an advisory,…

Air, sea travel suspended in Bicol due to typhoon Nina

LEGAZPI CITY–Air and sea transportation across Bicol have been cancelled on Saturday as typhoon Nina threatens to hit the Bicol region on Sunday, the Office Of Civil Defense (OCD) in…