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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
Cemetery tours in Negros Occ drawing tourists

The Province of Negros Occidental is offering cemetery tours as one of its emerging tourism attractions with stories of ancestors that mirror the history, culture and tradition of the Negrenses.

November 2, 2017 - 12:00am
In Dumaguete: Parade of Saints highlights Undas

They lined the streets in colorful garb, mostly long, flowing robes and some with corresponding headgear and other accessories, others in clothing reminiscent of centuries past from countries across the globe.

By Judy Flores Partlow November 1, 2017 - 12:00am
Mabilog’s dismissal draws sadness from foes, allies

Allies and even those on the other side of the political fence expressed despondence over the order of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

By Jennifer P. Rendon October 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Hospital in Ormoc readies protocol against hospital-acquired infection

The Ormoc District Hospital, together with the Navotas City Hospital, is now working to come up with a manual or protocol to combat Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI), which is preventable but could be deadly if ignored.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea October 28, 2017 - 12:00am