Region Archive

Title Column\Author Date Published
In Manicani Island; Samar board approves extension of mining ops

The Provincial Board in Eastern Samar has approved without any objections the resolutions submitted by four barangays in Manicani Island and the municipal council of Guian endorsing the immediate renewal of the mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA) of the Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC).

By Miriam G. Desacada October 18, 2017 - 12:00am
259 locals get free patents in Samar

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Eastern Visayas has distributed free patents to 259 beneficiaries in San Jorge, Samar, a report from the agency’s website said Friday.

By Primo A. Cayubit October 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Palace order triggers confusion among schools

No jeepney drivers and operators in Bohol participated in the two-day transport strike, which had forced Malacañang to suspend government work and school classes.

By Michael O. Ligalig October 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Strike had no effect on Negros Oriental transport

 Public transportation in Negros Oriental went virtually unhampered despite the national transport strike yesterday.

By Juancho R. Gallarde and Gilbert P. Bayoran October 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Girl, 9, dies hours after being hit by stray bullet

The nine-year-old girl who fell into a coma for more than 10 hours after she was hit in the head by stray bullet Sunday night has died, police authorities said.

By Miriam G. Desacada October 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Cops say drug war ‘a daunting task’ for PDEA

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is facing a tough task winning the drug war, according to police officials from the province and the region.

By Michael O. Ligalig T October 17, 2017 - 12:00am
NDF rebukes 'EJKs' in Negros Oriental

The National Democratic Front-Negros had condemned the series of alleged extra-judicial killings in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, but blamed these to a death squad, which it claimed as secretly organized by state security forces.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran October 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Leyte council okays P7.6B investment plan for 2018

The Provincial Development Council (PDC) of Leyte had approved the annual investment plan (AIP) for 2018, amounting to more than P7.6 billion worth of projects and programs.

By Primo A. Cayubit October 15, 2017 - 12:00am
PRO-6 cop in Duterte drug list ousted from service

One of the 12 policemen who were named “drug protectors” by President Rodrigo Duterte was already dismissed from service, according to a decision of the National Police Commission en banc, dated July 20, 2017.

By Jennifer P. Rendon October 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Iloilo crime gang leader, 4 others nabbed in Negros

No blood was shed in the arrest of Iloilo's most notorious criminal gang leader, and his four cohorts, at Barangay Poblacion in Hinoba-an town of Negros Occidental on Thursday afternoon.

By Jennifer P. Rendon October 14, 2017 - 12:00am