Region Archive

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Ormoc remembers 1991 killer flood

City officials on Sunday led the annual commemoration of the flash flood that killed an estimated 8,000 people on November 5, 1991.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea November 7, 2017 - 12:00am
2 get P200K reward for leads in capturing of 2 NPA leaders

Two informants received P100,000 each for providing leads to the capture of two national leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army last month in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Federal party head says: Several provinces now ready for revolutionary government

Several provinces in the country are now ready for a revolutionary government, according to lawyer Joel Obar, founder of the People’s Solidarity Federal Party who also believed that time is now running out for President Rodrigo Duterte to establish the federal form of government.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 5, 2017 - 12:00am
P3.9B fund for Leyte economic plan ok’d

The Leyte Provincial Development Council (PDC) has allocated a P3.9-billion fund for the prime economic program, as part of next year’s P7.6-billion annual investment plan (AIP), which was approved by the Leyte Provincial Board recently.

By Primo A. Cayubit November 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Church holds novena for 4th Yolanda commemoration

While local government units are now preparing for the 4th year commemoration of the super typhoon Yolanda tragedy on November 8, the Archdiocese of Palo had started, since October 30, its nine-day novena to Our Lady of Hope of Palo.

By Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros November 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Dumaguete City hosts 1st int'l handball event

Dumaguete is making history as the first local government unit in the country to host an international beach handball competition participated in by three Asian countries: Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 5, 2017 - 12:00am
On Panglao Airport Project: Lot owner seeking ‘just compensation’

Lot owner Pascasio Bongot, a farmer in Panglao, Bohol, and his family had asked the government for ‘just compensation’ on his property that was among those being expropriated for the P7-billion Panglao Airport development project, which is expected to be finished middle of next year.

By Ric V. Obedencio November 3, 2017 - 12:00am
No House ok yet for Yolanda, Ormoc tragedy commemorations as holidays

The proposal to declare as holidays the 'Yolanda Commemoration Day' and the 'Ormoc Flash Flood Commemoration Day,' has not yet been approved by Congress, according to Representatives Yedda Romualdez (1st district, Leyte), and Lucy Torres Gomez (4th dist., Leyte).

By Lalaine M. Jimenea November 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Ombuds dismisses raps vs. Tagbilaran ex-mayor

The Ombudsman had dismissed the charges against former Tagbilaran City mayor Dan Neri Lim, some barangay chairmen and other city hall officials and employees for alleged unliquidated cash advances.

By Ric V. Obedencio November 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Officials admit: BOHECOs not cooperatives

Officials of the Bohol Electric Cooperatives (BOHECOs) admitted that these are not cooperatives, but operate via a special law that make them “unique.”

By Ric V. Obedencio November 2, 2017 - 12:00am