Miriam Desacada
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Eastern Visayas workers get pay hike
by Miriam Desacada - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Minimum wage earners in Eastern Visayas received the second tranche of their salary increase yesterday.
Northern Samar bans hogs, pork from Luzon, Davao
by Miriam Desacada - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
A ban on the entry of pigs, pork and processed meat from Luzon and Davao has been imposed in Northern Samar for at least four months as a precautionary measure against African swine fever.
5 alleged NPA rebels arrested in Leyte
by Miriam Desacada - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Five alleged members of the New People’s Army in Leyte were arrested yesterday.
3 die in Leyte road mishap
by Miriam Desacada - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
At least three persons died in an accident involving a Canter truck and a sport utility vehicle along the national highway in Barangay Balinsasayao in Abuyog, Leyte on Saturday morning, according to investigator...
Reds in N. Samar earn P.9 billion from extortion
by Miriam Desacada - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Communist rebels have collected more than P900 million from extortion activities in Northern Samar alone, according to Brig. Gen. Ramil Bitong, deputy commander of the 8th Infantry Division.
6 soldiers killed, 20 wounded in Eastern Samar encounter
by Miriam Desacada - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Six soldiers were killed and 20 other government troopers were wounded in an encounter with New People’s Army rebels in this province on Monday.
6 years after Yolanda, shelter still a problem
by Miriam Desacada - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Six years have passed since Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines and Eastern Visayas’ economic rise is more visible than ever, yet families still suffer from a housing crisis in the region.
Leyte environment exec shot dead
by Miriam Desacada - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Police still have no leads in the killing of the municipal environment and natural resources officer of Albuera, Leyte on Friday.
Leyte poll officer shot dead
by Miriam Desacada - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The assistant election officer of Mac-Arthur town in Leyte was gunned down on Tuesday.
2 hurt in Samar landslide
by Miriam Desacada - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Two persons were injured when a landslide hit Purok 5, Barangay Mercedes, Catbalogan, Samar yesterday amid heavy rains.
Samar town exec, wife shot dead
by Miriam Desacada - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A municipal councilor in Samar and his wife were shot dead by unidentified assailants who barged into their house in Barangay Jose Rono, Jiabong yesterday morning.
Soldier killed, 5 hurt in Samar clash with Reds
by Miriam Desacada - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A soldier of the 46th Infantry Batallion was killed while five others were wounded in an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Barangay Mabini, Basey, Samar on Friday.
Southern Leyte under state of calamity due to dengue
by Miriam Desacada - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A state of calamity has been declared in Southern Leyte as the number of dengue cases surpassed the epidemic threshold.
4 dead in Eastern Samar shooting
by Miriam Desacada - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and two civilians were killed in a shooting in a cockpit in Sulta, Eastern Samar on Friday.
Tornado hits Northern Samar town
by Miriam Desacada - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Twenty families were left homeless after a tornado destroyed 11 houses and a public market in Lavesares, Northern Samar on Saturday morning.
Woman drowns, 14 rescued in Leyte boat capsize
by Miriam Desacada - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A 65-year-old woman drowned and was declared dead on arrival at the Limasawa Southern Leyte Rural Health Unit while 11 other passengers and three crewmembers were rescued when a motorboat capsized in the waters off...
Soldier shot dead in motel
by Miriam Desacada - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
An Army soldier was allegedly killed by his girlfriend in a motel in this city on Sunday.
San Juanico lights and sound project to start next month
by Miriam Desacada - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The installation of lights and sound at the San Juanico bridge, which connects Samar and Leyte, is expected to start next month, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Leyte mayor who lost by 1 vote concedes defeat
by Miriam Desacada - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Mayor Susan Ang of San Isidro, Leyte, who lost by one vote to his opponent in the mayoral elections last week, is not filing an election protest.
9 dead in Leyte road mishap
by Miriam Desacada - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Nine people died and 12 others were injured when a van collided with a six-wheeler truck in Babatngon, Leyte yesterday.
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