Region Archive

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4 years after quake destroyed hospital not replaced yet

Residents of Loon town in Bohol are now wondering why no new hospital was being constructed to replace the one totally destroyed during the devastating earthquake on October 15, 2013.

By Ric V. Obedencio October 22, 2017 - 12:00am
6 Negros Occ cops get medals for bravery

Recognitions for bravery were given to the five Negros Occidental policemen who, although heavily outnumbered, fought back against their assailants during an October 3 ambush in Cauayan town. Their station chief was also given a similar recognition.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran October 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Mayor denies getting money from governor

Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo vehemently denied insinuations he received millions of pesos from suspended Governor Roel Degamo for his legal advises that helped the latter do away earlier with politically-motivated charges.

By Juancho R. Gallarde October 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Paolo brings heavy damage; Dumaguete City placed under state of calamity

The City Council, in a special session on Thursday, declared Dumaguete under a state of calamity, after tropical storm Paolo wrought heavy damage in infrastructure in the city, worse than typhoon Sendong in 2011, but with zero casualty.

By Juancho R. Gallarde October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
From NIR DOLE-Negros offices back to Regions 6, 7

The Department of Labor and Employment-Negros Oriental field office, which include Dumaguete City, has been reunited with the DOLE Regional Office-7, while the Bacolod City Field Office of the DOLE-Negros Occidental is back to DOLE Regional Office 6, as a result of the dissolution of the Negros Island Region (NIR).

By Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
War vs terrorism underlines 73rd Leyte Landing rites

The war against terrorism and efforts from many countries, including the United States and Japan–protagonists during World War II–became the rallying point for peace and unity among nations.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Online ‘investment scam’ victimizes Boholanos

Hundreds of Boholanos have been duped into a suspected online investment scam, which was recently a subject of investigation and monitoring by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

By Michael Ortega Ligalig October 20, 2017 - 12:00am
19 WWII veterans get honors, cash assistance

At least 19 surviving World War II veterans will be conferred with honors and given financial assistance in today’s Veterans Day celebration, coinciding with the 73rd commemoration of the Leyte Landing.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada October 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Day before 70th Charter Day; Ormoc mayor delivers 1st State of the City Address

Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City yesterday morning delivered his first State of the City Address (SOCA)—before members of the 14th City Council, and his wife Representative Lucy Torres Gomez (4th district, Leyte), among other invited guests—the day before the celebration of the city’s 70th Charter Day today.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea October 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Governor Degamo in 90-day suspension; Vice Governor Macias is acting governor

Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias yesterday officially assumed the post of acting governor, following the implementation of the 90-day preventive suspension on Governor Roel Degamo.

By Juancho R. Gallarde October 19, 2017 - 12:00am