PUJ route dry run draws ire from drivers, commuters

LEGAZPI CITY—The local government of Albay, through the Legazpi City police, implemented a traffic rerouting dry-run for public utility jeepneys with routes from Daraga to Legazpi City and vice versa last Sep. 4, drawing ire from both commuters and drivers.

Nilo S. Berdin, Legazpi City chief of police, said that the rerouting is for the fair and equal distribution of vehicles in the area and the province’s effort to lessen the traffic going to and from Legazpi City.




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Phivolcs: Mayon in ‘general quiescence’

LEGAZPI CITY—State volcanologists said Saturday that they are observing Mayon Volcano to determine whether its Alert Level 4 status can be lowered as it exhibits “general quiescence” or inactivity.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), that although Mayon’s lower slope has started to deflate since February 20, overall, the volcano is still swollen.




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‘Road constructions put Mayon’s World Heritage Site application at risk’

LEGAZPI CITY—Mayon Volcano Natural Park’s (MVNP) application for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage Site is at risk if the road network constructions within the designated protected areas site and the 6-kilometer radius permanent danger zone are given green light to continue.

This is the fear of the technical working group for MVNP nomination to be among the “elite group of destinations” in the world.





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