Region Archive

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Gov’t jeepney phaseout plan: Coalition in Panay is to join transport strike

The "No To PUJ, PUB, AUV Phaseout Coalition" —consisting of various transport groups from Iloilo City and province, and from other provinces in Panay and Negros islands — yesterday declared it will participate in the nationwide transport strike on Monday (February 27).

By May Joven February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Church-based groups launch anti-death penalty drive

Church-based groups of the Diocese of Dumaguete are now gathering signatures for a petition calling for the rejection of the House bill restoring the death penalty.

By Judy Flores Partlow February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
2 rebels killed in Capiz clash

Two members of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed in another encounter between government and rebel troops at Maayon town in Capiz yesterday afternoon.

By Jennifer P. Rendon February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Leyte VG happy on Philippines, Israel tie-up

Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Loreto, home after a five-day official travel to Tel Aviv in Israel, expressed high hopes that the Israeli technologies showed to visiting delegates there, will be replicated in the Philippines for sustainable development, especially in agriculture and industry.

By Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros February 25, 2017 - 12:00am
While hitting human rights groups; Sueno to go on with planned tagging of 'drug-free' homes

Despite drawing flak from human rights groups this early, the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police will continue their plan to put stickers on houses, verified as "drug-free,' nationwide.

By Jennifer P. Rendon February 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Wife-suspect in husband-cop slay freed

The 36-year-old wife, who surrendered after allegedly shooting her husband-policeman dead, was released from detention Thursday afternoon.

By Juancho R. Gallarde February 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Charges filed vs Hilongos blast suspects

Frustrated murder charges had been filed before the Assistant Provincial Prosecutors Office in Hilongos, Leyte against the suspects in the bombing during a fiesta event in Hilongos town on December 28 last year.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada, Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros February 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Woman dies while protecting son, nephew from rolling truck tires

A 47-year-old woman did her all to protect her son and nephew, but she died after being hit instead by two tires that fell and flew from a passing 10-wheeler truck and then rolled fast into their direction.

By Jennifer P. Rendon February 24, 2017 - 12:00am
ASEAN ministers lay down 6 priority programs this year

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay disclosed during a press conference in Boracay Island on Tuesday that six priority programs for 2017 were discussed by foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

By May Joven February 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Fake brand of cigarettes confiscated

The Negros Oriental Police’s Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and Special Operations Group (SOG) late afternoon Wednesday raided a store in downtown Dumaguete City, following reports it is selling fake brand of Mighty cigarettes.

By Juancho R. Gallarde February 24, 2017 - 12:00am