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Sto. Niño Parish opens 1st Waray Liturgical Music tilt
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
A first in its history, the Sto. Niño Parish in Tacloban City is staging the Liturgical Songwriting Competition for Communion Songs, in Waray dialect, and is now inviting qualified Waraynon songwriters to...
NEDA-8 seeks media support for AmBisyon 2040
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - January 5, 2018 - 12:00am
With 23 years more to its target, officials of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) appealed for help from local media to drumbeat the country's long-term development vision called "AmBisyon Natin...
DOH-8 reminds public of firecrackers law
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - December 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Department of Health-Region 8 has intensified this week its public awareness campaign on Executive Order 28 (Law Providing Regulation and Control of the use of Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic Devices), issued...
Church holds novena for 4th Yolanda commemoration
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
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...
Bishop to cops, soldiers: Serve, not kill
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio, auxiliary bishop of Cebu and administrator of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, said there could be other things in the minds of policemen, who were seeking the church’s...
Judges, court workers warned of irresponsible use of social media
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez reminded all judges and court employees to be cautious and circumspect in the use of social media.
PRO-8 head admits drug proliferation in EV continues
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - August 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Chief Superintendent Elmer Beltejar, director of the Police Regional Office-8, who is set to retire from service on August 30, admitted to the media in a recent press conference that the proliferation of illegal...
Court workers back SC drive for Marawi aid
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - July 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lawyer Maria Fe Maloloy-on, president of the Philippine Association of Court Employees, in an interview, told The Freeman that the organization is supportive of the fund drive to provide financial assistance to their...
PNP allay fears of terror threats during Tacloban, Ormoc fiestas
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - June 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
The official spokespersons of the Tacloban City Police and the Police Regional Office-8 belied fake news spreading that their commands received reports of possible bombings to be perpetrated by the Maute terrorist...
Taclobanons, Leyteños to celebrate Sr. Sto. Niño fiesta
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - June 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Taclobanons and Leyteño devotees of Señor Santo Niño de Tacloban will be celebrating the 128th Fiesta of the patron saint with various activities scheduled to be held from June 20 to 30.
Palo cleric urges faithful: Pray for end of war in Marawi
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - May 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Father Chris Arthur Militante, chairman of the Palo Archdiocese’s Commission on Social Communications, called on the faithful to pray for peace to put an end to martial law now in effect in Mindanao.
New SC trial guidelines draw mixed comments
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - May 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Few weeks after the new guidelines on continuous trial was publicized, judges and employees in trial courts have expressed mixed reactions on its practicability in many trial courts in the country.
Reliving days with labor lawyer, journalist Menzon
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - April 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Retired Commissioner Aurelio D. Menzon of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) passed away on March 19, leaving behind a legacy of high accomplishments in the legal profession, journalism, government service...
Cop Mom Conquers Challenges
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - April 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Being a tough cop could is a good trait, but tempering the firmness with compassion is noble, exactly what makes one cop stand out in the class.
PRO-8 probes two Catbalogan explosions
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Two separate explosions in Catbalogan City occurred Friday dawn, and the police are now conducting investigations on the incidents that injured a 6-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl.
Leyte VG happy on Philippines, Israel tie-up
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - February 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Loreto, home after a five-day official travel to Tel Aviv in Israel, expressed high hopes that the Israeli technologies showed to visiting delegates there, will be replicated in the Philippines...
Opposition vs distribution of condoms in schools continues
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - February 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Despite Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ objection to the distribution of condom to senior high school students inside school campuses, a church-based organization continuously register opposition to this...
Priest calls on faithful to support CBCP stand'
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades on priests and bishops, a retired priest in Tacloban City urged churchgoers to rally behind the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines in its stand on controversial...
Tacloban priest: Pray for Duterte
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - January 14, 2017 - 12:00am
A retired formator in the Archdiocese of Palo called on the faithful to pray for President Rodrigo Duterte, who is currently receiving criticisms and attacks from various sectors.
On dismissal of drug cases; RTC cites police’s flaws in operation procedures
by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros - October 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Three persons got acquitted of drug cases because of the police’s failure to observe procedures required under Republic Act 9165 (Dangerous Drugs Act) in conducting search and seizure, and in presenting evidences...
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