Legazpi gets ‘Seal of Good Local Governance’ award from DILG

By Emmanuel P. Solis  LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 28 (PNA) — Legazpi City was among 306 local government units (LGUs) across the country which received the “2016 Seal of Good Local Governance Award” (SGLG) award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its good governance practices. Mayor Noel E. Rosal announced Friday that […]

Legazpi City inks sisterhood pact with Castilla town in Sorsogon

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 28 (PNA) — Mayor Noel E. Rosal of this city and Mayor Joan Aquende of Castilla, Sorsogon on Tuesday signed a sisterhood agreement to foster a strong partnership that would be mutually beneficial for the two localities. The agreement, which was signed on September 27 at the session […]

Legazpi City welcomes country’s first woman chess Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 26 (PNA) —- Welcome honors during the flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall and a motorcade around the city greeted 20-year-old Janelle Mae Frayna, the country’s first woman chess Grandmaster (GM), when she arrived in Legazpi City Monday morning. Frayna earned the title after a match in the ninth round of the World […]

Legazpi City’s ‘Ibalong Festival’ kicks off

By Connie B. Destura  LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 12 (PNA) — City Mayor Noel Rosal formally opened today, Friday, the silver year anniversary of the Ibalong Festival, a yearly non-religious fiesta showcasing the city as a major tourist destination. Rosal launched the festivities at the Ibalong Heroes Monument on Lapu-Lapu St., a major thoroughfare in this city […]

Legazpi puts up tourism desks; gears for Ibalong Festival

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 10 (PNA)–Expecting an influx of tourists for the 25th year celebration of “Ibalong Festival” this month, Mayor Noel Rosal called on the City Tourism Office (CTO) to establish numerous tourism desks in Legazpi City’s major tourist attractions. He asked City Tourism Officer Antonio Reyes to put up desks at […]

Legazpi City seen to rise as Bicol’s investment hub

By Mar S. Arguelles  LEGAZPI CITY, July 29 (PNA) -— This premiere city in Bicol will soon rise as one of the country’s future investment hubs after getting the third spot in the overall ranking set by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Philippines to measure the performance of more than 1,300 local government units (LGU) […]

Horizon Plaza Legazpi: New high-rise building to dot city skyline

By Emmanuel P. Solis  LEGAZPI CITY, July 18 (PNA) — A top developer here announced the groundbreaking within the next two months of a PHP2-billion high-rise building, the newest attraction to dot the skyline of this city, gateway to the Bicol region recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most competitive cities in the Philippines. “The […]

Legazpi starts PHP10-M ‘TraBAJO’ skills training program

By Emmanuel P. Solis  LEGAZPI CITY, July 11 (PNA) — Mayor Noel E. Rosal of this city on Monday ordered the city’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO) to evaluate the potential beneficiaries of its skills training program that would help them secure gainful jobs. The program called TraBAJO is being facilitated by a PHP10-million grant given […]