Region Archive

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P100T aid for slain soldiers’ kin okayed

Families of the five Negrense soldiers killed in the five-month gunbattle with ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group are getting financial assistance from the Negros Occidental provincial government.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 10, 2017 - 12:00am
On kin who remain missing to this day; Yolanda survivors ask court for presumptive death decree

Four years after super typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas, a group of survivors has formally filed a petition, through the Public Attorney's Office-Region 8, for the court to issue a declaration of presumptive death (DPD) on their relatives who remained missing to this day.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada November 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Voters registration starts slow in Dumaguete City

The resumption of voters registration in Dumaguete City on Monday started slow, with only about 30 to 40 new registrants, including those who requested for correction of entries in their data, but without transfer of precincts.

By Juancho R. Gallarde November 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Yolanda holiday pros, antis clash

The issue on whether the commemoration of Yolanda should be declared a "holiday" has polarized netizens hereabouts, especially with the late night (November 7) release of  Malacañang's declaring November 8 a "special non-working day" but only in Tacloban City.

By Lalaine M. Jimenea November 9, 2017 - 12:00am
CESAFI bootfest resumes with crucial double-header today

The tertiary football action of the 2017 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season will resume today, with the defending champion University of San Carlos (USC) hoping to end its elimination round campaign with a bang when it takes on the University of the Visayas (UV) at the Cebu City Sports Center.

By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol November 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Cinco de Noviembre rites Forty-five centenarians honored

The Negros Occidental provincial government on Sunday marked the Cinco de Noviembre celebration by honoring six outstanding Negrenses, and 45 Negrense centenarians.

By Gilbert P. Bayoran November 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Short circuit anew; Fire destroys building

Another fire incident, the third in three days, erupted Monday evening , destroying a portion of the three-storey Sanson Building at corner Rizal and Mapa Streets at the City Proper district in Iloilo City.

By Jennifer P. Rendon November 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Leyte, Samar mark 4th Yolanda tragedy

Thousands of people in Leyte and Samar who survived the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda four years ago will be joining the commemoration rites today (Nov. 8), in Tacloban City and nearby town of Palo, the most devastated areas during that tragedy.

By Miriam Garcia Desacada November 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Cop ‘addicted’ to cockfight gambling hangs self dead

A 40-year-old policeman of Estancia town in Iloilo died Sunday morning due to apparent suicide, which investigators surmised to have been driven by his financial woes caused by his ‘addiction’ to cockfight gambling.

By Jennifer P. Rendon November 7, 2017 - 12:00am
10 candidates vie for Miss Dumaguete 2017 crown

Ten women will be contesting for the Miss Dumaguete 2017 crown in this yearly beauty pagenat, which is part of Dumaguete City’s annual fiesta celebration in November.

By Syril G. Repe November 7, 2017 - 12:00am