Region Archive

Title Column\Author Date Published
No more irrigation fees collection—NIA

“We have already stop the collection of irrigation service fees (ISF) starting January 2017,” and it’s only a matter of time that a law will be enacted abolishing the ISF.

By Ric V. Obedencio June 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Ormoc City stages 1st Piña (Pineapple) Festival

STI College Ormoc was the hands down grand winner of the 1st Piña Festival held in this city on June 25, capturing first place awards in the street dancing competition, the ritual/showdown, Best Choreography, including the crowning of its bet, Cherry Mae Duterte, as the Festival Queen.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea June 29, 2017 - 12:00am
NPA claims ambush-slay, “liquidation of civilians”

The New People’s Army yesterday claimed responsibility for the ambush-slay of two civilians and a retired Army soldier in Negros Island Region, which also elicited condemnation from state security officials.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran June 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Eastern Visayas’ regional hospital extension endorsed

The Social Development Committee of the Regional Development Council-Region 8 had officially endorsed to the RDC-8 Full Council the proposed extension facility of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Villaba town of Leyte.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada June 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Ombuds dismiss raps vs Panglao town execs

“For lack of probable cause,” the Ombudsman dismissed the administrative and criminal charges against officials of Panglao town in Bohol and casual workers for removing unauthorized buoys around an islet, allegedly owned by the complainant.

By Ric V. Obedencio June 28, 2017 - 12:00am
To address rice wastage; NFA-Bohol advocates for ‘Be Riceponsible’

The National Food Authority in Bohol shared the public lament on the wastage of rice, especially with the trending promotion of unlimited rice by some restaurants.

By Angeline Valencia June 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Boholano Marine shot dead by Mautes in Marawi interred

The remains of Corporal John Romulo Caresosa Garcia, 29, a native of San Miguel town and a member of the 7th Infantry Brigade Marines, was interred at the cemetery here at past 12 noon Saturday after a holy Mass at barangay Mahayag of this town.

By Ric V. Obedencio June 27, 2017 - 12:00am
PNP allay fears of terror threats during Tacloban, Ormoc fiestas

The official spokespersons of the Tacloban City Police and the Police Regional Office-8 belied fake news spreading that their commands received reports of possible bombings to be perpetrated by the Maute terrorist group during the June 29 fiesta in Ormoc City and the June 30 Tacloban fiesta.

By Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros June 27, 2017 - 12:00am
PRO-6: WV is still Maute-free region

Amid reports of the growing entry movements of people from Mindanao to Western Visayas, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) declared that the region is still free from Maute terror threat.

By Jennifer P. Rendon June 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Mercado de bais: LGU to evict occupants

The Bais City government is bent on implementing the order of the Regional Trial Court to remove most, except for five petitioners, of the occupants inside the Mercado de Bais, while other vendors who are not parties to the case may start moving up to the renovated market area intended for them.

By Juancho R. Gallarde June 25, 2017 - 12:00am