Author: J.A. Carizo

20 minutes to the government center

The most common promise a politician usually makes is the improvement of the delivery of basic services. One promise that stands out, however, is the commitment made by Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy of Cauayan, Isabela, when I interviewed him a few years back: That he will work hard to ensure that all his constituents, no … Continue reading 20 minutes to the government center

NGCP Electric Power Restoration Targets in Bicol

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announces the target dates for the restoration of power in the select provinces in the Bicol Region after damages to major powerlines brought by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri): Camarines Sur: CASURECO 1 – December 8 CASURECO 2 – December 11 CASURECO 3 – December 17 CASURECO 4 – … Continue reading NGCP Electric Power Restoration Targets in Bicol

Educo Philippines says at least 130,000 children affected by typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) in Bicol region in central Philippines

Educo | ReliefWeb.Int Educo, a humanitarian and development organization based in Bicol region since 2005, has deployed rapid assessment teams and planning for humanitarian and early recovery interventions (Legazpi City, December 5, 2019) –Child-focused agency Educo estimates that at least 130,000 children have been affected in the aftermath of typhoon Tisoy [international name: Kammuri] based … Continue reading Educo Philippines says at least 130,000 children affected by typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) in Bicol region in central Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy leaves trail of destruction across Bicol

Rappler.com TISOY'S WRATH. Toppled electric posts and a toppled truck in Guinobatan, Albay, on December 3, 2019. Photo by Guinobatan Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco MANILA, Philippines– Uprooted trees, fallen electrical posts, and damaged structures across Bicol marked Typhoon Tisoy’s (Kammuri) trail of destruction on Tuesday, December 3, as fierce winds and heavy rains battered the … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy leaves trail of destruction across Bicol

Public Service: Areas with no classes due to Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)

The following areas in the Bicol Region have no classes due to Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri): Albay – all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, December 3 Camarines Norte – all levels (public and private) Camarines Sur – all levels (public and private) Naga City – all levels (public and private) Catanduanes – all levels (public and private) Masbate – all levels … Continue reading Public Service: Areas with no classes due to Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)

Albay designer uses ‘pinukpok’ to promote Bicol culture

Rhaydz B. Barcia | Rappler.Com LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – A 31-year-old designer in Albay is slowly making a name for herself by specializing in formal wear made from "pinukpok" or abaca fiber. Jean Alta is the woman behind Kutur ni Jean. Her pinukpok creations have been shipped across the country and have reached as far … Continue reading Albay designer uses ‘pinukpok’ to promote Bicol culture