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For Naval (Biliran) diocese; New bishop to flock: ‘I will walk with you’
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Monsignor Rex Ramirez was ordained yesterday as the new bishop, during an episcopal ordination rites held at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Configuration in Palo, Leyte.
Naval's bishop-elect seeks help for TS Urduja victims
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 30, 2017 - 12:00am
Monsignor Rex Ramirez, bishop-elect of  Naval, has called for continued help to families severely affected by tropical storm Urduja that devastated Eastern Visayas, particularly Biliran island-province.
International science contest: Leyteña champ going to Harvard
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hillary Diane Andales, a native of Abuyog town in Leyte and a Grade 12 student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas campus, was the champion in the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an international...
Sereno holds talks with court workers
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - November 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members of the court employees association in Eastern Visayas have joined their peers from across the country in a rare dialogue with Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the SC Division Hall in Manila...
Leyte LGU plans greenhouses in container vans
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - July 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Leyte provincial government is now planning to adopt a farming technology abroad, which uses container vans as greenhouse gardens.
As Brigada Eskwela ends: Temporary ‘classrooms’ built for kids of relocated families
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
With the conclusion of the five-day Brigada Eskwela this week, the Department of Education-8 announced that the construction of more temporary learning spaces (TLS) are now underway in the northern barangays of Tacloban...
Charges filed vs Hilongos blast suspects
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - February 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Frustrated murder charges had been filed before the Assistant Provincial Prosecutors Office in Hilongos, Leyte against the suspects in the bombing during a fiesta event in Hilongos town on December 28 last year...
Archbishop to devotees: Go, rally for sanctity of life
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - February 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du on Sunday urged members of the Archdiocesan Federation of Medalla Milagrosa, or Marian devotees, to go out and rally on the value of life.
Cop chief explains why juvenile lawbreakers are in jail, not in rehab
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - February 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Children-in-conflict-with-the-law, or juvenile lawbreakers, have remained in the Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) lock-up cells instead of being brought to a rehabilitation center, and this prompted the Regional...
Bato commends PRO-8 for ‘job well done’
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - January 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The Police Regional Office-8 (Eastern Visayas) received a commendation from PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa for “a job well done” in securing the Christmas and New Year’s...
Duterte visits Hilongos, Leyte gives cash aid to blast victims
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 31, 2016 - 12:00am
After attending the Rizal Day commemoration rites in Manila, President Rodrigo Duterte flew in to Hilongos town yesterday to visit and give cash aid to victims of the explosion at the town's plaza on December 2...
Tacloban police enforce Oplan Taphang
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 30, 2016 - 12:00am
From Oplan Tokhang, the Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) moved into the other component of Oplan Double Barrel, which is “Oplan Tapok Hangyo” or Taphang.
Court workers reminded of performance-based bonus
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Under the newly introduced strategic performance management system (SPMS), all employees of the government will have to serve their respective positions in order to get at least a passing rate.
PRO-8 head: Cop abuses not tolerated
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 20, 2016 - 12:00am
Chief Superintendent Elmer Beltejar, director of the Police Regional Office-8, on Friday reiterated his previous declaration that he will never tolerate abuses committed by his policemen in Eastern Visayas.
For not taking juvenile inmate to rehab center; Judge orders Tacloban Police head to explain in court
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - December 16, 2016 - 12:00am
Regional Trial Court Judge Cicero Lampasa last week ordered Senior Superintendent Rolando Bade, Tacloban City Police Office director, to appear in court on February 6, 2017 to personally explain why he failed to...
After ‘cleared’ of drug links: Vice Governor Loreto hails Senate investigation
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - November 25, 2016 - 12:00am
Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Petilla Loreto took a deep sigh of relief and thanked Senator Panfilo Lacson for initiating a Senate investigation to ferret out the truth on the illegal drug trade and its related killing...
3rd Yolanda Anniversary: Duterte orders agencies to finish housing projects
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - November 9, 2016 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte arrived Tacloban yesterday afternoon and proceeded by helicopter to the Holy Cross Gardens at Barangay Basper, this city, the mass grave of at least 2,973 people who died when super typhoon...
Leyte gov, vice gov back anti-illegal drugs operation
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - November 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Amid the increasing fear on extrajudicial killings of suspected drug personalities and high value targets, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Loreto Petilla and Vice Governor Carlo Petilla Loreto declared their support...
Tacloban PNP to witnesses: Help solve killings in the city
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - November 3, 2016 - 12:00am
The Tacloban City Police Office is still unable to solve the killings of seven persons whose deaths were publicly touted as drug-related and deemed extrajudicial killings.
For Yolanda survivors: Youth group keeps fight for justice
by Eileen Nazareno Ballesteros - November 2, 2016 - 12:00am
As thousands of Taclobanons flock to different cemeteries in the city during yesterday’s rainy All Saints’ Day, an activist youth group called People Surge lighted three big candles at the mass grave...
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