Region Archive

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Councilor under probe for his ‘role’ in ambush

Guihulngan City Councilor Edison Dela Rita is considered a person of interest in the investigation into the ambush incident last month that resulted in the deaths of six policemen and a civilian, police said.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran August 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Regional business confab opens in Palo

This town is hosting the three-day 7th Regional Business Conference of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) at the Oriental Hotel in Barangay Baras, just few meters from the historic MacArthur Memorial Land Park here.

By Miriam G. Desacada August 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Bohol PB seeks DOE help amid high oil prices

After key players in petrol business in the province snubbed the first invitation for a meeting called by the lawmakers last week, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) turns to Department of Energy (DOE) for help over high price rates of petroleum products.

By Ric V. Obedencio August 17, 2017 - 12:00am
2 drug suspects killed in shootout

Two suspected drug personalities were killed in alleged shootout with anti-narcotics police operatives of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) Tuesday afternoon on Fourth Street, Sitio Sampaguita, Barangay 59-A, this city.

By Miriam G. Desacada August 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Bohol on alert; Muslim men in 3 boats seen off Siquijor island

Bohol security forces have raised the alert level in the province after they received a confirmed report about unidentified Muslim men—aboard three big pump boats—were spotted sailing in the sea waters off Siquijor province last Friday night and even had a brief chat with a fisherman in another boat.

By Michael Ortega Ligalig August 15, 2017 - 12:00am
MGB-8 wants relocation of residents in 5 villages of Ormoc

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Region 8 yesterday recommended to the Ormoc City government the permanent relocation to safer areas of residents from five villages direly affected by the July 5 earthquake.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea August 15, 2017 - 12:00am
PNP Chief Bato won't send Espenido yet to Iloilo City

It looks like controversial police officer Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido's wish to be assigned in Iloilo City would not happen anytime soon.

By Jennifer P. Rendon August 15, 2017 - 12:00am
BJMP-8 director ousted

The escape of an inmate, under the custody of jail guards of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, while waiting for his hearing at the Baybay City Regional Trial Court, also caused the ouster of Senior Superintendent Edwin Riel, from his post as regional director of the BJMP-8.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada August 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Leyte, Biliran governors left LP, join PDP-Laban

Leyte Governor Dominic Petilla and Biliran Governor Gerry Espina left their Liberal Party membership and took their oaths, in separate occasion yesterday, as new PDP-Laban party members.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada August 13, 2017 - 12:00am
DOTr vows P218M for Ormoc City airport

The Department of Transportation, through undersecretary for aviation and airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, said the DOTr has earmarked P 218 million for the improvement of the Ormoc airport so that it can accommodate bigger planes.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea August 13, 2017 - 12:00am