Region Archive

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Phivolcs raises Alert Level 2 on Kanlaon

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) yesterday raised Alert Level 2 status over Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island, following an increase in volcanic activities in the area, which it described as "moderate level of unrest."

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 16, 2017 - 12:00am
BFAR-7 declares fishing ban in the Visayan Sea

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Region 7 yesterday declared a closed fishing season around the Visayan Sea for sardines, herrings and mackerels — from November 15 this year to February 15, 2018 — while also banning commercial fishing vessels along the Tañon Strait.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 16, 2017 - 12:00am
DOT turns over P 4.95M fund for Ormoc City tourism projects

The Department of Tourism-Region 8, represented by Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes, turned over to the Ormoc City government three checks amounting to P 4.95-million to fund product development and capacity building of identified tourist spots in the city.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea November 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Woman faces porn, trafficking charges; 8 kids rescued

Police authorities in Leyte province have filed charges, after inquest proceedings, against a 30-year-old woman for child pornography, human trafficking and child abuse.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada November 16, 2017 - 12:00am
PDEA-8 declares 418 brgys, 10 towns in EV as drug-free

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-8 has announced that, as of today, a total of 418 barangays and 10 towns in Eastern Visayas are now declared free from illegal drugs infestation.

By Primo A. Cayubit November 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Leyte’s town cop found shot dead

A policeman from the police station of San Isidro town in Leyte was found dead, in a vacant lot beside the building of the Department of Budget and Management-8 in Tacloban City, with one gunshot wound near his ear.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada November 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Negros Oriental remembers Umbac’s service in government

Both the executive and legislative branches of government in Negros Oriental officially confirmed that the late Provincial Board Member Arturo Umbac was the emissary who united the two sides at the time these were locked in political bickerings.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 15, 2017 - 12:00am
PRO-6 starts DARE program to teach school kids on drugs

With the Philippine National Police (PNP) sidelined from the fight against illegal drugs, which has been a supply reduction campaign, the Police Regional Office-6 has moved into strengthening its anti-drug advocacy on the demand-reduction side, and directly to the young school children.

By Jennifer P. Rendon November 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Planned site under CARP? P5B Japan ship-recycling plant project in Negros Occ hits snag

The proposed establishment of a P5-billion Japanese shipbuilding recycling facility of Japanese firm Tsuneishi Heavy Industries at Barangay Bacuyangan in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental got stalled, after it was found out that a portion of its site, has been covered by the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 14, 2017 - 12:00am
DAR secretary lauds increase of beneficiaries in Eastern Visayas

OIC-Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) was impressed on how the various agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) in Eastern Visayas rise four years after super typhoon Yolanda devastated this region.

By Jose Alsmith L. Soria November 14, 2017 - 12:00am